Dee Finney's blog

start date July 20, 2011

today's date October 10, 2012

updated 12-14-12

page 330






10-10-12 - DREAM -  I was on shipboard and I was told there that I was going to work with Mikki and have a baby for her.

The symbol of the baby was a crystal bear about 3 inches long.

I met Mikki then and told her about what I had been told on shipboard about working with her.  She was really happy about that.

By the way, a new Anunnaki baby was born to Tippy last night.  She weighed about 40 pounds when she was born. She has dark brown hair that will probably fall out and she will be blonde.  She has very large bright eyes like the dolls that were sold in the 70's.  She has 98 fathers, and no dna test will ever be done to find out her biological father because that's not what they do on their planet.  Everyone in the household - about 300 people were in full joy to see this baby born.  I'm really happy about this new little girl.  Her name is Ryasia (I don't know how its really spelled)

Anyway, back in the dream, I was sitting at my large desk later, and there was an opening like an ink well in the corner of the desk. I opened the cover of the inkwell, and inside was another crystal bear that was even larger and it was tinted light blue.

I then was hired at a library and when I went into the library, I knew that I had been hired the day before in another state, so I had two jobs.  Everything fell into place all of a sudden and I had a new pale yellow car, I got a parking place in front of the library, and immediately two white kittens jumped into my car and I picked them up and told them I loved them.

One of the white kittens was like a chinz pattern - pure white with tiny blue flowers on it.

LATER:  I had several conversations with Mikki on the phone and she was trying to figure out how to earn some money for their family because like most people, money is tight these days and she has a son in college right now and their insurance costs just got jacked up on the paycheck so the income has gone down. 

Anyway, she called me back a few minutes after she said she had to get to work, and said that while she was on the phone with one of her clients, the screen saver came up on her computer.  When she hung up her phone, the screen saver went away and a screen came up talking about Paul's trip to Damascus where he goes blind, and Ananais is sent to heal him, and when Paul is healed, he becomes a disciple of Jesus and is now a believer.

In the phone call, Mikki asked me if I knew anything about Paul's trip to Damascus.  I said, "A little".

She read to me from the internet, the story of Paul's trip to Damascus, and while she read that to me, I looked on my own web site to see what I had written about the same event.  There were quite a few pages about it. 

When she asked me if any of the pages were about Ananias so I added that to my query and there were fewer pages, but definitely quite a few still showed.

Then she asked me if any of the pages were about her or her dreams.

I told her I never talked about her by name, but used a non-de-plume for her, so I looked up the non-de-plume and sure enough, a page came up with a dream that I had about her.  The name is  THE FUTURE IS ALREADY WRITTEN.

The page is about all kinds of things about the future that people refused to look at.  But these things were going to happen whether people looked at them or not, and they wouldn't be ready for them.

A sad tale to be true.

Anyway, it came to me, that my dream of today came true in that her experience with her screensaver prompted me to look on my own web page that I can bring back to life to show people that THE FUTURE IS ALREADY WRITTEN.




I HATE TO SAY THIS, BUT THERE ARE 1,960 PAGES ABOUT WAR ON OUR SITE:,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=bcf26151231b5b05&bpcl=35243188&biw=1280&bih=783

UPDATE:  12-14-12


12/14/2012 06:51 AM CST

Panetta Signs Order to Deploy 400 U.S. Personnel to Turkey

By Cheryl Pellerin
American Forces Press Service

INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey, Dec. 14, 2012 - Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has signed an order that will deploy 400 U.S. personnel to Turkey to support the deployment that NATO agreed to recently of Patriot missile capability there, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said today.

Panetta signed the agreement en route to Turkey as he wrapped up a trip this week that included time in Kuwait and Afghanistan with civilian and military leaders.

He visited the troops to thank them for their dedication and sacrifice, and for spending another holiday season away from family and friends.

While in Kabul the secretary also met with Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, commander of the International Security Assistance Force, ISAF regional commanders and Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

"The United States has been supporting Turkey in its efforts to defend itself," Little said. "NATO has recently offered up Patriot missile battery capability to Turkey, [which] is a very strong ally of the United States."

Little said he expects the troops to be deployed in the coming weeks.

"I'm not going to go into precise locations at this time, he added, "but I wanted to let you ... know that we signed that order and that we are prepared in the context of NATO to support the defense of Turkey for an unspecified period of time."

The personnel will deploy to Turkey to operate two U.S. Patriot missile batteries once they are in place, he said.
"The purpose of this deployment is to signal very strongly that the United States, working closely with our NATO allies, is going to support the defense of Turkey, especially with potential threats emanating from Syria," Little said.

Incirlik Air Base is an installation of U.S. Air Forces in Europe, a major command of the U.S. Air Force and the air component of the U.S. European Command, a DOD unified command.

"Turkey also is a key NATO ally and we have a lot of U.S. forces stationed there to enhance our strong defense cooperation," Panetta told reporters traveling with him as the trip began.

"Both the United States and Turkey share common concerns now about the violence in Syria and the threat that it poses to regional stability, he added.

Panetta said DOD has been working closely with Turkey on humanitarian issues, chemical and biological weapons issues, and missile defense.

"I'm pleased that last week NATO pledged to deploy missile defense systems to protect Turkey, and we will participate in that effort as well," the secretary said.

Panetta said the United States and Turkey are committed to work together to strengthen defense systems and to put pressure on the Assad regime in neighboring Syria to end the violence in that country and help develop the political transition that must take place there.

Leon E. Panetta

Related Sites:
Special Report: Travels With Panetta
Incirlik Air Base

Updates from the U.S. Department of Defense


compiled by Dee Finney

8-17-08 - It was 4:00 a.m. and the Olympics were playing on the television in the bedroom. Joe got up and turned off the TV, left the room and closed the door and I fell asleep again.

DREAM: I was given a large green book that was open to the center, by a familiar lightbeing I've seen before several times in dreams and visions. The book was held open by a rubber band. The book was about the races - both past and future. 1/2 of the races had been won and were past and 1/2 of the races still were to be held and the names of the winners in the future were highlighted with green light for anyone who cared to look. I lay the book open on a chair for anyone to see.

I had several large stacks of newspapers piled along the wall with the future news already printed. I offered them to my spiritual teacher - he would be able to tell the future to everyone by reading them. He didn't want to look at them and turned them down.

I met my old friend Bonny who was very unhappy about not being able to lose weight. I advised her, "Then you may as well enjoy every morsel of food you put in your mouth, rather than hating yourself for eating it."

I was then given a picture book of all the wars that had been fought and of all the wars to come. This book was also open to the middle.

I offered the book of wars to an old retired soldier who was sitting on a chair by the window, so he could know in advance who was going to win the future wars. He looked not only old but sad and he refused to look at the book.

I lay the book open on the chair next to him so he could look at it if he wanted to, but he just stared into the space of the room and let the book slide off the chair and it slid to the floor, still open, with the pictures facing the wall.

He just wouldn't look at it.

I was picked up by my psychic friend Donna and we went for a ride in the car.

As she drove, we passed an open garage that had a brand new red and black steam shovel that hadn't been used yet, but would be in the future.

I asked her if she had seen the steam shovel in the garage, but she hadn't because she was watching the road ahead and couldn't look sideways into the buildings like I could as a passenger in her car.

I said, "You can see it if you just back up to that open garage we just passed, but she refused to look and just kept driving forward and would never be able to acknowledge what I already knew what was coming.

1923 - Bucyrus Erie Steam Shovel

1928 - Osgood Steam Shovel



For a long time I've been trying to figure out what my red and black symbolism
has been trying to tell me in my dreams. Today, Christmas, 2000, my dream
gave me the answer. See below:
12-25-00 - DREAM - I was dreaming about surfing the internet for something ...
the topic of which I've already forgotten, but at the end, the dream said, "The red
and black checkerboard is the answer to your symbolism of which you seek." ,
Then the voice in the dream said, "T.J. says, 'All you have to know is the name 'Mason' and you have all the truth you need." (That means that the red and black dreams I've been having are all related to the red and black checkerboard symbolism, and that the name Mason is related to Freemasonry, the Templars, the builder's glyph, etc." )

Sometimes it really pays to dream. :-) That was my Christmas dream from the spiritworld. :-) Not to mention, of course, that living with Joe Mason and that his son Thomas Joseph Mason, the term hasn't crossed my mind as a coincidence. But moving on .....

2-12-99 - DREAM - I was in my 16th St. house. My daughter told me to call the fire department because the trash box was on fire. I saw the fire and promptly forgot about it. I did some other things then noticed the fire again and remembered I hadn't called the fire department yet.

The black telephone seemed to be a radio as well with channel buttons around the phone key pad. I picked up the receiver and heard a conversation so I hit another button to get a different line, but there was a conversation going on there too. I ran out of phone lines and decided I'd try to phone out on a radio channel. So, I pressed a radio channel button and dialed 911. It worked. A female operator answered. I attempted to tell her about the trash fire, meanwhile I was seeing flashing red lights in the sky and hearing beeping sounds like a big truck was backing up. Then I saw a HUGE red steam shovel in the next block moving earth and swinging back and forth and figured that was making all the noise.

A male firefighter butted into my conversation with the operator. He didn't want to come to the fire because the same trash box had been on fire the week before he said. I hadn't been aware of that but figured he should fight a fire wherever and whenever there was one and they DID finally agree to come to the fire.

I was now outside and going into a different house. We were going up the front stairs. A woman opened the door. A man with me gave her my name and she looked puzzled. I said, "I was married to Edward. He's in Alaska now and I stayed here." She said, "Oh! I thought you were Barbara!"

NOTE: On 2-15, I signed up for HERBALIFE with a woman named Barbara. That was quite a coincidence since spirit told me to sign up with HERBALIFE. However, this turned out to be a mistake since Barbara did not follow thru on my order and I decided not to follow through either. It was very frustrating. I had thought since the word came from spirit it would be a good event. It turned out to be like a test instead.

I chose to ignore the woman's remark and went on into the house. From somewhere I had picked up an old fashioned toy wooden rifle. I was carrying it in my hands when I went to the 2nd floor where the old woman's dormitory was. I opened the door and spotted an old man who didn't belong there. I pointed the wooden rifle at him and pretended to arrest him. Everyone shrieked and I laughed. Then another man showed up and I aimed the pretend rifle at him too. Again I laughed when the women shrieked. I was laughing so hard I had to lean against the door jam. Then everyone else started to laugh and we were clearly playacting.

Then the women gathered around a piano and invited me to rehearse with their little singing group. The lead woman said they were practicing singing the scales using the sounds ooo-eee-ooo-wee-ooo-eee-ooo! I guess I wasn't pronouncing it good enough so she corrected me, saying, "No! It's ooo-wee-ooo-wee-ooo! So we tried again and it seemed to be okay.

This might be a separate dream but I was helping some men hide from someone evil who was coming after us. They were hiding behind doors and pretending to be coats hanging on hangars on coat racks. I helped the men hide and then there was nowhere for me to hide. As I was waiting for the evil man to come into the room...I began to hear some strange music and saw a wall or doorway with 4 pillars. Behind the pillars, on the wall, moving behind the pillars, it said, "3 SINS."

NOTE: I had forgotten all about this dream, but this year, I signed up with Nature's Sunshine - an herbal company and I'm also studying with a woman to become a certified herbalist.

Earlier this year, spirit asked me to do some herbal pages so people could find alternative health care on their own in case big pharma and their horrible side-effects plus outrageous costs are not in our best interest.

To be sure, none of this is a coincidence. Spirit evidently thought it was a good idea for me to know about herbs.

1-11-00 - DREAMS - There were several dreams about getting ready to go home, and had to go through a mall to get there. I was inside a warehouse where huge containers were stacked that were opaque white and were used for collecting garbage. They were of numerous sizes. The man who was in charge of moving the stacks of these containers used a crane that was sort of like a red dragon on long extensions where the neck would be and the head was like a steam shovel type bucket, only looked like a dragon head. I was rather afraid that the dragon head would get near me as he was swinging it wildly over our heads, but I managed to avoid it.

While I was in this warehouse, I found two wooden candle sticks about 3 feet high. They were carved, but plainly and had a wide indentation on the top where the candle would stand in.

On this adventure, I met a woman who was selling a cactus plant I really wanted but she wanted $28.00 for it. I told her that was way too expensive. After I left her, my companion bought a piece of the plant for me and gave it to me with one branch and the plant stem looked like a barrel shape and exactly fit into the candle stick top, which I used to carry it home. The cactus type was one I'm familiar with, the branches are not round, but shaped more like a thick X shape.

I was being driven home by E.R. At first the street was two way, but then changed to one way and he said that he didn't even have to look to drive the car. We were a long way from the cars in front of us which were all golden colored. However, he was always a bad driver and I kept my eye on the cars ahead even though he didn't... he was sightseeing instead.

NOTE: I understand through the grapevine... that E.R. is in very bad health with a heart problem, so this may be reflected in this dream. (He has since passed on)

6-22-03 - DREAM - CRISIS ALIVE - I had been promoted by my boss and given a title, (which I can't think of right now) but nobody had been informed of it yet.

As it was, I was Manager of an apartment building and had my regular duties to perform.

It was near Christmas and I and several other women got together at a small private meeting to discuss charity work. We discussed mostly what to call the charity - nothing about money or funding. There was wide disagreement about everything and nothing was decided. One thing we did know was that someone in a tire company had offered to sponsor us on a local radio show and would play Christmas music. We heard samples of this music while we were meeting and that is what kept the group calm, though there seemed to be a lot of anger and animosity underneath the discussion in the voices and attitude of the women.

After the meeting, I kept thinking about the opportunity to help people at Christmas time, and right in front of me was a radio that had a lighted round dial on it - on which I saw the title of the radio show. It was CRISES ALIVE. Suddenly I was excited about the project - what a perfect way to help people on Christmas Eve - that people who were in crises to be able to call us on Christmas Eve, and we could outreach to the community and help these people and we could play Christmas music between phone calls.

In the meantime, I had to do my managerial duties and looked forward to our next meeting which was going to be that evening at dinner at a restaurant next door.

So I went outside where there was deep snow which I had to shovel as part of my duties. I shoveled a bit, then sat down on a snow bank to think a bit about my new job title and the charity work and radio show, which I would suggest at the next meeting.

While I was sitting there, Joe, the maintenance man and his girlfriend Robin and another couple. The woman named Gwen - an older white-haired lady who looked very familiar and another guy came walking along the sidewalk to go to breakfast at the restaurant. They were all dressed up in daytime casual suits, looking really good and I was dressed in 'schluppy' warm winter clothes and boots for shoveling.

Joe introduced me to Gwen and told her I was going to be his dinner partner that evening.

I felt very guilty for sitting down on the job to rest - when there was so much to do, but then again, that group was going to spend two hours in a nice fancy restaurant for breakfast - even if it was for business - and my guilt for sitting down and resting went away.


The Wayland Smithy Formation

Crop Circle Formation at Wayland Smithy,
near Ashbury, Oxfordshire, 8 July 2006

Photo credit: Lucy Pringle

Site Search for New Jerusalem

The bride: Rev. 21:9

The New Jerusalem (See The Spiritual - Heavenly New Jerusalem

9 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls filled with the seven last plagues came to me
[a] and talked with me, saying, “Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife.”

The great city: Rev. 21:10

10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the holy[a] Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,

Each “building” may represent a Tribe, for the total of twelve. There will (symbolically) be 12,000 people from each tribe, for a total of 144,000. The number 144 suggests a square as 12 x 12. The Tribes, of course, relate to the Zodiac signs, so this may include all people.

The general form of the Wayland Smithy formation resembles the Triple Julia Set formation that appeared at Windmill Hill, near Avebury Trusloe, Wiltshire, around 30 July 1996:

A twelve-fold Koch snowflake fractal type crop formation was reported the same day as the Wayland Smithy formation, 8 July 2006. It appeared at Boxley, near Maidstone, Kent:

Image credit: Bertold Zugelder

Snowflakes are considered as natural examples of sacred geometry:

There is a similarity of the 2006 snowflake formation to the Waylands Smithy formation, in that the underlying twelve-pointed star pattern is within both formations. The four overlapping triangles or double Star of David can be drawn within both. Interestingly, the inner part of the Boxley snowflake formation indicates three overlapped boxes. This may correspond to the three sets of "skyscraper buildings" of Waylands Smithy.

The New Jerusalem is generally figured as four sets of three. This is said to be based on the Twelve Tribes of Israel in their camp positions given in Numbers 2, and the symbols of the tribes given in Genesis 49. There are four main tribes and two minor tribes in each quadrant. The four main tribes are the "Four Living Creatures" of Ezekiel, that correspond to the solstices and equinoxes during the Age of Tarus. The "Four Living Creatures" are lion, man, eagle, and ox, corresponding to Leo, Aquarius, Scorpio, and Taurus.

This follows the idea of the "heavens" in the trigons of the Zodiac.

Image credit: Trevor

The Trigons are fire signs, air signs, water signs, and earth signs. The following table shows the relationships.

Sign Type


Celestial Position


Living Creature



Fall Equinox





Spring Equinox





Winter Solstice





Summer Solstice



The word, "equinox," means "equal nights." This refers to the spring and fall equinoxes, when the hours of day and night are equal. This seems to be illustrated in the above image as the small spheres on the left and right, that are half white and half black. It reminds me a bit of the "Monkey Face" type formations.

Interestingly, the set of four small outer circles, along with the triangle of three small circles in the center, follow the general form of the two twelve-fold (4 x 3 and 3 x 4) formations discussed above.

The New Jerusalem is sometimes illustrated as a cube:

Scholars note that the cube has 12 edges, and that the description given by Saint John in
Revelation 21:15-17 indicate a cube:

"And he who talked to me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city and its gates and walls.

The city lies foursquare, its length the same as its breadth; and he measured the city with his rod, twelve thousand stadia; its length and breadth and height are equal.

He also measured its wall, a hundred and forty-four cubits by a man's measure, that is, an angel's. "

The 12 "skyscraper buildings" of the Wayland Smithy formation, may figure as 12 cubic rectangles times 12 edges each, giving the ancient Gematrian number 144, meaning Light. Note also, above, that 144 cubits is the measure of the wall of the New Jerusalem.

Symbolism in the Locations

Many crop circle formations may be located near ancient site in order to transmit a more complete message. Wayland is a figure in Norse mythology, the Saxon god of metal working:

Excerpt From
Wayland's Smithy

Legends and Folklore The burial chamber is named after Wayland (Weland, Volund, Volundr) the Saxon god of metal working, although he is often seen as one of the elven race rather than a god.

Wayland is the same as Volundr or Volund, who is described in Norse myth, recorded from Iceland in the form of a poem. Volundr is a smith of outstanding quality, his work is so prized that a vain king called Niduth lames him and sets him to work on an island. In revenge Volundr kills the King's two greedy sons, fashioning goblets from their skulls.

He then rapes the King's daughter, and fashions wings with which he escapes from the Island. Before he flies off to Valhalla he lands on the archway of the palace and reveals the nature of his revenge to the King and his subjects.

It is likely that this myth travelled with the Anglo Saxons, and the tomb became associated with Wayland because of its uncanny quality. It is well known that the art of the smith was shrouded in secrecy, legend and magic, and many ancient monuments became attributed to supernatural figures. Volundr is also associated with labyrinths, and it has been suggested that the resemblance of the dilapidated tomb to a labyrinth may have led to its association with the smith god.

Traditionally, Wayland still inhabited the mound and was ready to shoe a horse. The horse had to be left at the mound alone for a short period, along with the payment of a silver coin. On returning the horse would have been shod and the payment would have disappeared.

The symbolism of the craftsman - builder -smith is universal, an archetype. The metal worker is a primary type. Wayland sounds quite similar to the Greek Hephaistos, who is the Roman Vulcan. The Biblical metal worker is said to be Tubal Cain, who fashioned the sacrificial knife of Abraham.

We have discussed this type of symbolism in our work. It seems to be related to the swastika and the demiurge, who seems to represent the consciousness gestalt of mankind. See:

Excerpt from

Prior to my study of ancient symbols, I had a dream of a counterclockwise Swastika. Energy was flowing from the center, out into the arms. A voice said,

"These are the forces going out from the center to experience negative manifested events, in order to learn. It is generally square, and you circle counterclockwise."

I later found Swastikas in The Sacred Symbols of Mu. Five illustrations on page 78 show how the swastika evolved from the cross. In this case, the Swastika is counterclockwise. James Churchward wrote that the arms of the Swastika are formed by glyphs called "Builder." These "L" - shapes are "two-sided squares," like the tool used by carpenters, masons, and other craftsmen. It was called a Mason's Square by the Masonic brotherhood. Four of the glyphs in the form of the Swastika indicate "the Four Great Builders of the Universe."

The two-sided square glyph is on many of Niven's Mexican tablets. In ancient Egypt it became a symbol of justice and uprightness. In the Book of the Dead and in various Egyptian papyrii, the seats of the gods and goddesses are composed of the two-sided square. It was a symbol of the god Ptah. Two of his titles were "The Divine Artificer" and "The Divine Builder."

Another type of Swastika was composed of four curved horn-like shapes. Two forms of this type are shown on page 225, one from the Mound Builders and the other from Niven's tablet number 1231. These two are clockwise Swastikas, which indicate moving from west to east. It is a "Good Luck" symbol.

My dreams and coincidences indicated that the Demiurge god is symbolised by the Swastika, and represents the consciousness gestalt of mankind. The Demiurge god is a deity subordinate to the Supreme Deity, as creator of the physical world. He is often symbolised by craftsmen. He can do "good or evil." My experiences indicated that the counterclockwise Swastika symbolizes negative, yet learning, experiences, and that the clockwise Swastika symbolizes positive experiences. The Swastika can be formed by the "L" - like shape, meaning "builder," or by curved horns.

I was astonished later, when I found the following verses in Zechariah:

1:18 And I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, four horns! 19And I said to the angel who talked with me, "What are these?" And he answered me, "These are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem." 20Then the Lord showed me four smiths. 21And I said, "What are these coming to do?" He answered, "These are the horns which scattered Judah, so that no man raised his head; and these have come to terrify them, to cast down the horns of the nations who lifted up their horns against the land of Judah to scatter it."

It may well be that the message of the Wayland Smithy formation is about mankind reversing its negative cycle, and turning toward a bright and abundant future, in terms of the symbolism of building the New Jerusalem, the Order of the Heavens made apparent on earth.

The symbolism involved here is quite like the Masonic tradition, which apparently connects back to the Knights Templar. This is not the first crop formation that seemed to hint at such a connection. These days, conspiracy theories tend to dominate when the Masonic subject comes up. Perhaps some of the theories are justified, I do not know. However, the basic symbolism, in my mind, is not a bad thing, as one might surmise from the paragraph above.

The Boxley formation may have the same type of connection in its location near the ruins of the12th century Cistercian Abbey. The Cistercian Monastic Order is said to have been greatly enhanced by Bernard Of Clairvaux, a major figure among the Knights Templar

Is it a meaningless coincidence that the snowflake formation at Boxley is near Maidstone? I think not! The location meaning just could suggest the Philosopher's Stone.

Several of the images within Kris's article also connect well with Wayland's Smithy, such as the 1997 hexagon near stonehenge. There is an X type shape with a vertical line through it, as parts of the Star of David, which may fit with the symbolism of the Arrow of Ra, expressed in Trevor's insightful article:

The location of Great Britain itself, as the primary place of crop circles, may also carry symbolism. Part of this involves the Lost Tribes, the legends of King Arthur and the Holy Grail. The Covenant given to Abraham is said by some to have been fulfilled through the sons of Joseph, the eleventh son of Jacob/Israel. The older son was Manasseh, the younger son was Ephraim. The two became the great nations of the USA and Great Britain.

A book, tracing the story Biblically and historically-legendary was written in 1902 by J.H. Allen:

Judah's Sceptre and Joseph's Birthright

Ephraim, who was to become a company of nations, had the ox as his symbol, indicating the association with the Earth sign Zodiac sign of Tarus. It may be more than meaningless coincidence that Wayland Smithy is located in Oxfordshire!


Introduction To Sacred Geometry
by Charles Gilchrist

Your (free) Sacred Geometry Coloring Book

Double Tetrahedron In Metatron's Cube

Metatron’s Cube

Knights Templar


Knights Templar (Freemason degree)



1 Kings 3:4 And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there; for that [was] the great high place: a thousand burnt offerings did Solomon offer upon that altar. 3:5 In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee. 3:6 And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as [it is] this day.

1 Kings 3:13 And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches, and honour: so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy days. 3:14 And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as thy father David did walk, then I will lengthen thy days. 3:15 And Solomon awoke; and, behold, [it was] a dream. And he came to Jerusalem, and stood before the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and offered up burnt offerings, and offered peace offerings, and made a feast to all his servants. 3:16 Then came there two women, [that were] harlots, unto the king, and stood before him. 3:17 And the one woman said, O my lord, I and this woman dwell in one house; and I was delivered of a child with her in the house.


2 Chronicles 9:27 And the king made silver in Jerusalem as stones, and cedar trees made he as the sycomore trees that [are] in the low plains in abundance. 9:28 And they brought unto Solomon horses out of Egypt, and out of all lands. 9:29 Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, first and last, [are] they not written in the book of Nathan the prophet, and in the prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and in the visions of Iddo the seer against Jeroboam the son of Nebat?

2 Chronicles 26:3 Sixteen years old [was] Uzziah when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty and two years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also [was] Jecoliah of Jerusalem. 26:4 And he did [that which was] right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father Amaziah did. And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God: and as long as he sought the LORD, God made him to prosper.

2 Chronicles 32:30 This same Hezekiah also stopped the upper watercourse of Gihon, and brought it straight down to the west side of the city of David. And Hezekiah prospered in all his works. Howbeit in [the business of] the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon, who sent unto him to enquire of the wonder that was [done] in the land, God left him, to try him, that he might know all [that was] in his heart. 32:32 Now the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and his goodness, behold, they [are] written in the vision of Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, [and] in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel.


Isaiah 1:1 The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, [and] Hezekiah, kings of Judah. 1:2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.


Jeremiah 23:15 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets; Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink the water of gall: for from the prophets of Jerusalem is profaneness gone forth into all the land. 23:16 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, [and] not out of the mouth of the LORD.

Jeremiah 23:25 I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed. 23:26 How long shall [this] be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yea, [they are] prophets of the deceit of their own heart; 23:27 Which think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbour, as their fathers have forgotten my name for Baal. 23:28 The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What [is] the chaff to the wheat? saith the LORD. 23:29 [Is] not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer [that] breaketh the rock in pieces? 23:30 Therefore, behold, I [am] against the prophets, saith the LORD, that steal my words every one from his neighbour. 23:31 Behold, I [am] against the prophets, saith the LORD, that use their tongues, and say, He saith. 23:32 Behold, I [am] against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the LORD, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the LORD. 23:33 And when this people, or the prophet, or a priest, shall ask thee, saying, What [is] the burden of the LORD? thou shalt then say unto them, What burden? I will even forsake you, saith the LORD.

Jeremiah 29:7 And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the LORD for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace. 29:8 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your prophets and your diviners, that [be] in the midst of you, deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams which ye cause to be dreamed.


Ezekiel 1:1 Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth [month], in the fifth [day] of the month, as I [was] among the captives by the river of Chebar, [that] the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.

Ezekiel 7:2 The time is come, the day draweth near: let not the buyer rejoice, nor the seller mourn: for wrath [is] upon all the multitude thereof.

Ezekiel 7:13 For the seller shall not return to that which is sold, although they were yet alive: for the vision [is] touching the whole multitude thereof, [which] shall not return; neither shall any strengthen himself in the iniquity of his life.

Ezekiel 7:24 Wherefore I will bring the worst of the heathen, and they shall possess their houses: I will also make the pomp of the strong to cease; and their holy places shall be defiled. 7:25 Destruction cometh; and they shall seek peace, and [there shall be] none. 7:26 Mischief shall come upon mischief, and rumour shall be upon rumour; then shall they seek a vision of the prophet; but the law shall perish from the priest, and counsel from the ancients.

Ezekiel 8:2 Then I beheld, and lo a likeness as the appearance of fire: from the appearance of his loins even downward, fire; and from his loins even upward, as the appearance of brightness, as the colour of amber. 8:3 And he put forth the form of an hand, and took me by a lock of mine head; and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward the north; where [was] the seat of the image of jealousy, which provoketh to jealousy. 8:4 And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel [was] there, according to the vision that I saw in the plain.

Ezekiel 11:22 Then did the cherubims lift up their wings, and the wheels beside them; and the glory of the God of Israel [was] over them above. 11:23 And the glory of the LORD went up from the midst of the city, and stood upon the mountain which [is] on the east side of the city. 11:24 Afterwards the spirit took me up, and brought me in a vision by the Spirit of God into Chaldea, to them of the captivity. So the vision that I had seen went up from me. 11:25 Then I spake unto them of the captivity all the things that the LORD had shewed me.

Ezekiel 13:5 Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the LORD. 13:6 They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD saith: and the LORD hath not sent them: and they have made [others] to hope that they would confirm the word. 13:7 Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye not spoken a lying divination, whereas ye say, The LORD saith [it]; albeit I have not spoken? 13:8 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I [am] against you, saith the Lord GOD

Ezekiel 13:15 Thus will I accomplish my wrath upon the wall, and upon them that have daubed it with untempered [morter], and will say unto you, The wall [is] no [more], neither they that daubed it; 13:16 [To wit], the prophets of Israel which prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and which see visions of peace for her, and [there is] no peace, saith the Lord GOD.

Ezekiel 40:1 In the five and twentieth year of our captivity, in the beginning of the year, in the tenth [day] of the month, in the fourteenth year after that the city was smitten, in the selfsame day the hand of the LORD was upon me, and brought me thither. 40:2 In the visions of God brought he me into the land of Israel, and set me upon a very high mountain, by which [was] as the frame of a city on the south. 40:3 And he brought me thither, and, behold, [there was] a man, whose appearance [was] like the appearance of brass, with a line of flax in his hand, and a measuring reed; and he stood in the gate. Afterward he brought me to the gate, [even] the gate that looketh toward the east:


Acts 2:16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; 2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: Acts 2:18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

Acts 9:8 And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought [him] into Damascus. Acts 9:9 And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink. Acts 9:10 And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I [am here], Lord. Acts 9:11 And the Lord [said] unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for [one] called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth, Acts 9:12 And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting [his] hand on him, that he might receive his sight. Acts 9:13 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:

Acts 10:15 And the voice [spake] unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, [that] call not thou common. Acts 10:16 This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven. Acts 10:17 Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision which he had seen should mean, behold, the men which were sent from Cornelius had made enquiry for Simon's house, and stood before the gate, Acts 10:18 And called, and asked whether Simon, which was surnamed Peter, were lodged there. Acts 10:19 While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee.

Acts 11:4 But Peter rehearsed [the matter] from the beginning, and expounded [it] by order unto them, saying, Acts 11:5 I was in the city of Joppa praying: and in a trance I saw a vision, A certain vessel descend, as it had been a great sheet, let down from heaven by four corners; and it came even to me:

Acts 12:7 And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon [him], and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from [his] hands. Acts 12:8 And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me. Acts 12:9 And he went out, and followed him; and wist not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision.

Acts 16:8 And they passing by Mysia came down to Troas. Acts 16:9 And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us. Acts 16:10 And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavoured to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them. Acts 16:11 Therefore loosing from Troas, we came with a straight course to Samothracia, and the next [day] to Neapolis;

Acts 18:7 And he departed thence, and entered into a certain [man's] house, named Justus, [one] that worshipped God, whose house joined hard to the synagogue. Acts 18:8 And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized. Acts 18:9 Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace:

Acts 26:17 Delivering thee from the people, and [from] the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, [and] to turn [them] from darkness to light, and [from] the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. Acts 26:19 Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision:


2 Corinthians 12:1 It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. 12:2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven. 12:3 And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) 12:4 How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.


Note: Beginning with Revelations 1:10 the entire book of REVELATIONS is one entire vision. John begins by saying I was in the spirit on the Lord's day..... meaning that this was not a dream but a conscious vision.... to clarify his description of "being in the spirit" as indeed being a VISION, in Revelations 9:20 he refers to this experience as being a vision.

Revelation 1:10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,

Revelation 9:17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses [were] as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.

  1. HAMAS

    JERUSALEM (September 16) - About 1500 Palestinians, many supporters of Hamas, marched in a Gaza Strip refugee camp Friday, burning Israeli flags and . ...
Jerusalem (Hebrew: יְרוּשָׁלַיִם (audio) , Yerushaláyim; Arabic: القُدس (audio) , al-Quds)[ii] is the capital[iii] of Israel and its largest city in both population and area, with 732,100 residents in an area of 125.1 square kilometers (49 sq mi) if disputed East Jerusalem is included.[1][4][iv] Located in the Judean Mountains, between the Mediterranean Sea and the northern tip of the Dead Sea, modern Jerusalem has grown up outside the Old City.

The city has a history that goes back to the 4th millennium BCE, making it one of the oldest cities in the world. Jerusalem has been the holiest city in Judaism and the spiritual center of the Jewish people since the 10th century BCE,contains a number of significant ancient Christian sites, and is considered the third-holiest city in Islam. Despite having an area of only 0.9 square kilometer (0.35 square mile), the Old City is home to sites of key religious importance, among them the Temple Mount, the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque. The old walled city, a World Heritage site, has been traditionally divided into four quarters, although the names used today — the Armenian, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Quarters — were introduced in the early 19th century. The Old City was nominated for inclusion on the List of World Heritage Sites in danger by Jordan in 1982. In the course of its history, Jerusalem has been destroyed twice, besieged 23 times, attacked 52 times, and captured and recaptured 44 times.

Today, the status of Jerusalem remains one of the core issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Israel's annexation of occupied East Jerusalem has been repeatedly condemned by the United Nations and related bodies, and Palestinians foresee East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state In the wake of United Nations Security Council Resolution 478, most foreign embassies moved out of Jerusalem.

"Yerushalayim" means the "perfect city," or "the city of he who is perfect". The ending -im indicates the plural in Hebrew grammar and -ayim the dual, possibly referring to the fact that the city sits on two hills. The pronunciation of the last syllable as -ayim appears to be a late development, which had not yet appeared at the time of the Septuagint.

Some believe that a city called Rušalimum or Urušalimum which appears in ancient Egyptian records is the first reference to Jerusalem. The Greeks added the prefix hiero ("holy") and called it Hierosolyma. To the Arabs, Jerusalem is al-Quds ("The Holy"). It was called Jebus (Yevus) by the Jebusites. "Zion" initially referred to part of the city, but later came to signify the city as a whole. Under King David, it was known as Ir David (the City of David).

Temple periods

According to Hebrew scripture, King David reigned until 970 BCE. He was succeeded by his son Solomon, who built the Holy Temple on Mount Moriah. Solomon's Temple (later known as the First Temple), went on to play a pivotal role in Jewish history as the repository of the Ark of the Covenant. For over 600 years, until the Babylonian conquest in 587 BCE, Jerusalem was the political capital of the Kingdom of Judea and a religious center of the Israelites.This period is known in history as the First Temple Period.[37] Upon Solomon's death (c. 930 BCE), the ten northern tribes split off to form the Kingdom of Israel. Under the leadership of the House of David and Solomon, Jerusalem remained the capital of the Kingdom of Judah.

When the Assyrians conquered the Kingdom of Israel in 722 BCE, Jerusalem was strengthened by a great influx of refugees from the northern kingdom. The First Temple period ended around 586 BCE, as the Babylonians conquered Judah and Jerusalem, and laid waste to Solomon's Temple. In 538 BCE, after fifty years of Babylonian captivity, Persian King Cyrus the Great invited the Jews to return to Judah to rebuild Jerusalem and the Temple. Construction of the Second Temple was completed in 516 BCE, during the reign of Darius the Great, seventy years after the destruction of the First Temple. Jerusalem resumed its role as capital of Judah and center of Jewish worship. When Greek ruler Alexander the Great conquered the Persian Empire, Jerusalem and Judea fell under Greek control, eventually falling to the Ptolemaic dynasty under Ptolemy I. In 198 BCE, Ptolemy V lost Jerusalem and Judea to the Seleucids under Antiochus III. The Seleucid attempt to recast Jerusalem as a Hellenized polis came to a head in 168 BCE with the successful Maccabean revolt of Mattathias the High Priest and his five sons against Antiochus Epiphanes, and their establishment of the Hasmonean Kingdom in 152 BCE with Jerusalem again as its capital.

Jewish-Roman wars

As Rome became stronger it installed Herod as a Jewish client king. Herod the Great, as he was known, devoted himself to developing and beautifying the city. He built walls, towers and palaces, and expanded the Temple Mount, buttressing the courtyard with blocks of stone weighing up to 100 tons. Under Herod, the area of the Temple Mount doubled in size. In 6 CE, the city, as well as much of the surrounding area, came under direct Roman rule as the Iudaea Province and Herod's descendants through Agrippa II remained client kings of Judea until 96 CE. Roman rule over Jerusalem and the region began to be challenged with the first Jewish-Roman war, the Great Jewish Revolt, which resulted in the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE. In 130 CE Hadrian Romanized the city, and renamed it Aelia Capitolina. Jerusalem once again served as the capital of Judea during the three-year rebellion known as the Bar Kochba revolt. The Romans succeeded in recapturing the city in 135 CE and as a punitive measure Hadrian banned the Jews from entering it. Hadrian renamed the entire Iudaea Province Syria Palaestina after the biblical Philistines in an attempt to de-Judaize the country.[45][46] Enforcement of the ban on Jews entering Aelia Capitolina continued until the 4th century CE.

In the five centuries following the Bar Kokhba revolt, the city remained under Roman then Byzantine rule. During the 4th century, the Roman Emperor Constantine I constructed Christian sites in Jerusalem such as the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Jerusalem reached a peak in size and population at the end of the Second Temple Period: The city covered two square kilometers (0.8 sq mi.) and had a population of 200,000 From the days of Constantine until the 7th century, Jews were banned from Jerusalem.

Roman-Persian wars

Within the span of a few decades, Jerusalem shifted from Roman to Persian rule and returned to Roman dominion once more. Following Sassanid Khosrau II's early seventh century push into Byzantine, advancing through Syria, Sassanid Generals Shahrbaraz and Shahin attacked the Byzantine-controlled city of Jerusalem (Persian: Dej Houdkh).

In the Siege of Jerusalem (614), after 21 days of relentless siege warfare, Jerusalem was captured and the Persian victory resulted in the territorial annexation of Jerusalem. After the Sassanid army entered Jerusalem, the holy "True Cross" was stolen and sent back to the Sassanian capital as a battle-captured holy relic. The conquered city and the Holy Cross would remain in Sassanid hands for some fifteen years until the Byzantine Emperor Heraclius recovered them in 629.

Islamic rule

In 638, the Islamic Caliphate extended its dominion to Jerusalem. At this time, Jerusalem was declared Islam's third holiest city after Mecca and Medina, and referred to as al Bait al-Muquddas. Later, it was known as al-Quds al-Sharif. With the Arab conquest, Jews were allowed back into the city.The Rashidun caliph Umar ibn al-Khattab signed a treaty with Monophysite Christian Patriarch Sophronius, assuring him that Jerusalem's Christian holy places and population would be protected under Muslim rule. Umar was led to the Foundation Stone on the Temple Mount, which he cleared of refuse in preparation for building a mosque. According to the Gaullic bishop Arculf, who lived in Jerusalem from 679-688, the Mosque of Umar was a rectangular wooden structure built over ruins which could accommodated 3,000 worshipers.The Umayyad caliph Abd al-Malik commissioned the construction of the Dome of the Rock in the late 7th century.The 10th century historian El Muqadasi writes that Abd al-Malik built the shrine in order to compete in grandeur of Jerusalem's monumental churches.Over the next four hundred years, Jerusalem's prominence diminished as Arab powers in the region jockeyed for control.

Crusaders, Saladin and the Mamluks

In 1099, Jerusalem was conquered by the Crusaders, who massacred most of its Muslim inhabitants and the remnants of the Jewish inhabitants. The Christians having been expelled and most of the Jewish inhabitants having already fled, by early June 1099, Jerusalem’s population had declined from 70,000 to less than 30,000. The surviving Jews were sold into slavery in Europe or ransomed to the Jewish community of Egypt. Christian Arab tribes brought to Jerusalem settled in the Old City.] In 1187, the city was wrested from the Crusaders by Saladin who permitted Jews and Muslims to return and settle in the city. In 1244, Jerusalem was sacked by the Kharezmian Tartars, who decimated the city's Christian population and drove out the Jews, some of whom resettled in Nablus. From 1250-1517, Jerusalem was ruled by the Mamluks, who imposed a heavy annual tax on the Jews and destroyed Christian holy places on Mount Zion.

Ottoman rule

In 1517, Jerusalem and environs fell to the Ottoman Turks, who remained in control until 1917. With the occupation of Jerusalem by Muhammad Ali of Egypt in 1831, foreign missions and consulates began to establish a foothold in the city. In the 1860s, new neighborhoods began to go up outside the Old City walls to house pilgrims and relieve the intense overcrowding and poor sanitation inside the city. The Russian Compound and Mishkenot Sha'ananim were founded in 1860. According to the Prussian consul, the population in 1845 was 16,410, with 7,120 Jews, 5,000 Muslims, 3,390 Christians, 800 Turkish soldiers and 100 Europeans. The volume of Christian pilgrims increased under the Ottomans, doubling the city's population around Easter time. In 1836, Ibrahim Pasha allowed the Jews to restore four major synagogues, among them the Hurva. Turkish rule was reinstated in 1840, but many Egyptian Muslims remained in Jerusalem. Jews from Algiers and North Africa began to settle in the city in growing numbers. At the same time, the Ottomans built tanneries and slaughterhouses near Christian and Jewish holy places "so that an evil smell should ever plague the infidels." In the 1840s and 1850s, the international powers began a tug-of-war in Palestine as they sought to extend their protection over the country's religious minorities, a struggle carried out mainly through consular representatives in Jerusalem.

British Mandate and 1948 War

Further information: British Mandate of Palestine, 1947-1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine, and 1948 Arab-Israeli War

In 1917 after the Battle of Jerusalem, the British Army, led by General Edmund Allenby, captured the city. and in 1922, the League of Nations at Conference of Lausanne entrusted the United Kingdom to administer the Mandate for Palestine.

From 1922 to 1948 the total population of the city rose from 52,000 to 165,000 with two thirds of Jews and one-third of Arabs (Muslims and Christians).. The situation between Arabs and Jews in Palestine was not quiet. At Jerusalem, in particular riots occurred in 1920 and in 1929. Under the British, new garden suburbs were built in the western and northern parts of the city and institutions of higher learning such as the Hebrew University were founded.

As the British Mandate for Palestine was expiring, the 1947 UN Partition Plan recommended "the creation of a special international regime in the City of Jerusalem, constituting it as a corpus separatum under the administration of the United Nations." The international regime was to remain in force for a period of ten years, whereupon a referendum was to be held in which the residents of Jerusalem were to decide the future regime of the city. However, this plan was not implemented, as the 1948 war erupted while the British withdrew from Palestine and Israel declared its independence.

The war led to displacement of Arab and Jewish populations in the city. The 1,500 residents of the Jewish Quarter of the Old City were expelled and a few hundred taken prisoner when the Arab Legion captured the quarter on 28 May. Residents of many Arab villages and neighborhoods west of the Old City left with the approach of the war, but some remained and were driven out or killed, as at Lifta or Deir Yassin.

Division and controversial reunification

Further information: Positions on Jerusalem
See also: UN General Assembly Resolution 194 and Occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem by Jordan

The war ended with Jerusalem divided between Israel and Jordan (then Transjordan). The 1949 Armistice Agreements established a ceasefire line that cut through the center of the city and left Mount Scopus as an Israeli exclave. Barbed wire and concrete barriers separated east and west Jerusalem, and military skirmishes frequently threatened the ceasefire. After the establishment of the State of Israel, Jerusalem was declared its capital. Jordan formally annexed East Jerusalem in 1950, subjecting it to Jordanian law, in a move that was recognized only by Pakistan.

Jordan assumed control of the holy places in the Old City. Contrary to the terms of the agreement, Israelis were denied access to Jewish holy sites, many of which were desecrated, and only allowed very limited access to Christian holy sites. During this period, the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque underwent major renovations.

During the 1967 Six-Day War, Israel captured East Jerusalem and asserted sovereignty over the entire city. Jewish access to holy sites was restored, while the Temple Mount remained under the jurisdiction of an Islamic waqf. The Moroccan Quarter, which was located adjacent to the Western Wall, was vacated and razed to make way for a plaza for those visiting the wall. Since the war, Israel has expanded the city's boundaries and established a ring of Jewish neighbourhoods on vacant land east of the Green Line.

However, the takeover of East Jerusalem was met with international criticism. Following the passing of Israel's Jerusalem Law, which declared Jerusalem, "complete and united", the capital of Israel, the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution that declared the law "a violation of international law" and requested all member states to withdraw all remaining embassies from the city.

The status of the city, and especially its holy places, remains a core issue in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Jewish settlers have taken over historic sites and built on land confiscated from Palestinians in order to expand the Jewish presence in East Jerusalem, while prominent Islamic leaders have insisted that Jews have no historical connection to Jerusalem. Palestinians envision East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state and the city's borders have been the subject of bilateral talks.

Jerusalem is situated on the southern spur of a plateau in the Judean Mountains, which include the Mount of Olives (East) and Mount Scopus (North East). The elevation of the Old City is approximately 760 m (2,500 ft). The whole of Jerusalem is surrounded by valleys and dry riverbeds (wadis). The Kidron, Hinnom, and Tyropoeon Valleys intersect in an area just south of the Old City of Jerusalem. The Kidron Valley runs to the east of the Old City and separates the Mount of Olives from the city proper. Along the southern side of old Jerusalem is the Valley of Hinnom, a steep ravine associated in biblical eschatology with the concept of Gehenna or Hell.The Tyropoeon valley commenced in the northwest near the Damascus Gate, ran south-southeasterly through the center of the Old City down to the Pool of Siloam, and divided the lower part into two hills, the Temple Mount to the east, and the rest of the city to the west (the lower and the upper cities described by Josephus). Today, this valley is hidden by debris that has accumulated over the centuries.

In biblical times, Jerusalem was surrounded by forests of almond, olive and pine trees. Over centuries of warfare and neglect, these forests were destroyed. Farmers in the Jerusalem region thus built stone terraces along the slopes to hold back the soil, a feature still very much in evidence in the Jerusalem landscape.

Water supply has always been a major problem in Jerusalem, as attested to by the intricate network of ancient aqueducts, tunnels, pools and cisterns found in the city.

Jerusalem is 60 kilometers (37 mi) east of Tel Aviv and the Mediterranean Sea. On the opposite side of the city, approximately 35 kilometers (22 mi) away, is the Dead Sea, the lowest body of water on Earth. Neighboring cities and towns include Bethlehem and Beit Jala to the south, Abu Dis and Ma'ale Adumim to the east, Mevaseret Zion to the west, and Ramallah and Giv'at Ze'ev to the north.

In May 2007, Jerusalem had a population of 732,100—64% were Jewish, 32% Muslim, and 2% Christian. At the end of 2005, the population density was 5,750.4 inhabitants per square kilometer (14,893.5/sq mi).According to a study published in 2000, the percentage of Jews in the city's population had been decreasing; this was attributed to a higher Palestinian birth rate, and Jewish residents leaving. The study also found that about nine percent of the Old City's 32,488 people were Jews.

In 2005, 2,850 new immigrants settled in Jerusalem, mostly from the United States, France and the former Soviet Union. In terms of the local population, the number of outgoing residents exceeds the number of incoming residents. In 2005, 16,000 left Jerusalem and only 10,000 moved in. Nevertheless, the population of Jerusalem continues to rise due to the high birth rate, especially in the Arab and Haredi Jewish communities. Consequently, the total fertility rate in Jerusalem (4.02) is higher than in Tel Aviv (1.98) and well above the national average of 2.90. The average size of Jerusalem's 180,000 households is 3.8 people.

In 2005, the total population grew by 13,000 (1.8%) — similar to Israeli national average, but the religious and ethnic composition is shifting. While 31% of the Jewish population is made up of children below the age fifteen, the figure for the Arab population is 42%.This would seem to corroborate the observation that the percentage of Jews in Jerusalem has declined over the past four decades. In 1967, Jews accounted for 74 percent of the population, while the figure for 2006 is down nine percent. Possible factors are the high cost of housing, fewer job opportunities and the increasingly religious character of the city. Many people are moving to the suburbs and coastal cities in search of cheaper housing and a more secular lifestyle.

Demographics and the Jewish-Arab population divide play a major role in the dispute over Jerusalem. In 1998, the Jerusalem Development Authority proposed expanding city limits to the west to include more areas heavily populated with Jews.

Political status

On December 5, 1949, the State of Israel's first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion, proclaimed Jerusalem as Israel's capital and since then all branches of the Israeli government legislative, judicial, and executive — have resided there. At the time of the proclamation, Jerusalem was divided between Israel and Jordan and thus only West Jerusalem was considered Israel's capital. Immediately after the 1967 Six-Day War, however, Israel annexed East Jerusalem, making it a de facto part of the Israeli capital. Israel enshrined the status of the "complete and united" Jerusalem — west and east — as its capital, in the 1980 Basic Law: Jerusalem, Capital of Israel.

The status of a "united Jerusalem" as Israel's "eternal capital" has been a matter of immense controversy within the international community. Although some countries maintain consulates in Jerusalem, and two maintain embassies in Jerusalem suburbs, all embassies are located outside of the city proper, mostly in Tel Aviv.

The non-binding United Nations Security Council Resolution 478, passed on August 20, 1980, declared that the Basic Law was "null and void and must be rescinded forthwith." Member states were advised to withdraw their diplomatic representation from the city as a punitive measure. Most of the remaining countries with embassies in Jerusalem complied with the resolution by relocating them to Tel Aviv, where many embassies already resided prior to Resolution 478. Currently there are no embassies located within the city limits of Jerusalem, although there are embassies in Mevaseret Zion, on the outskirts of Jerusalem, and four consulates in the city itself. In 1995, the United States Congress had planned to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem with the passage of the Jerusalem Embassy Act. However, U.S. President George W. Bush has argued that Congressional resolutions regarding the status of Jerusalem are merely advisory. The Constitution reserves foreign relations as an executive power, and as such, the US embassy is still in Tel Aviv.

Israel's most prominent governmental institutions, including the Knesset, the Supreme Court, and the official residences of the President and Prime Minister, are located in Jerusalem. Prior to the creation of the State of Israel, Jerusalem served as the administrative capital of the British Mandate, which included present-day Israel and Jordan. From 1949 until 1967, West Jerusalem served as Israel's capital but was not recognized as such internationally because UN General Assembly Resolution 194 envisaged Jerusalem as an international city. As a result of the Six-Day War in 1967, the whole of Jerusalem came under Israeli control. On June 27, 1967, the government of Levi Eshkol extended Israeli law and jurisdiction to East Jerusalem, but agreed that administration of the Temple Mount compound would be maintained by the Jordanian waqf, under the Jordanian Ministry of Religious Endowments. In 1988, Israel ordered the closure of Orient House, home of the Arab Studies Society, but also the headquarters of the Palestine Liberation Organization, for security reasons. The building reopened in 1992 as a Palestinian guesthouse. The Oslo Accords stated that the final status of Jerusalem would be determined by negotiations with the Palestinian National Authority, which regards East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state.

Religious significance

Jerusalem plays an important role in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The 2000 Statistical Yearbook of Jerusalem lists 1204 synagogues, 158 churches, and 73 mosques within the city. Despite efforts to maintain peaceful religious coexistence, some sites, such as the Temple Mount, have been a continuous source of friction and controversy.

Jerusalem has been sacred to the Jews since King David proclaimed it his capital in the 10th century BCE. Jerusalem was the site of Solomon's Temple and the Second Temple. Synagogues around the world are traditionally built with the Holy Ark facing Jerusalem, and Arks within Jerusalem face the "Holy of Holies". As prescribed in the Mishna and codified in the Shulchan Aruch, daily prayers are recited while facing towards Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. Many Jews have "Mizrach" plaques hung on a wall of their homes to indicate the direction of prayer.

Christianity reveres Jerusalem not only for its Old Testament history but for its significance in the life of Jesus. According to the New Testament, Jesus was brought to Jerusalem soon after his birth and later in his life cleansed the Second Temple. The Cenacle, believed to be the site of Jesus' Last Supper, is located on Mount Zion in the same building that houses the Tomb of King David. Another prominent Christian site in Jerusalem is Golgotha, the site of the crucifixion. The Gospel of John describes it as being located outside Jerusalem, but recent archaeological evidence suggests Golgotha is a short distance from the Old City walls, within the present-day confines of the city. The land currently occupied by the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is considered one of the top candidates for Golgotha and thus has been a Christian pilgrimage site for the past two thousand years.

Jerusalem is considered the third-holiest city in Islam. For approximately a year, before it was permanently switched to the Kabaa in Mecca, the qibla (direction of prayer) for Muslims was Jerusalem. The city's lasting place in Islam, however, is primarily due to Muhammad's Night of Ascension (c. 620 CE). Muslims believe Muhammad was miraculously transported one night from Mecca to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, whereupon he ascended to Heaven to meet previous prophets of Islam. The first verse in the Qur'an's Surat al-Isra notes the destination of Muhammad's journey as al-Aqsa (the farthest) mosque, in reference to the location in Jerusalem. Today, the Temple Mount is topped by two Islamic landmarks intended to commemorate the event — al-Aqsa Mosque, derived from the name mentioned in the Qur'an, and the Dome of the Rock, which stands over the Foundation Stone, from which Muslims believe Muhammad ascended to Heaven.

Although Jerusalem is known primarily for its religious significance, the city is also home to many artistic and cultural venues. The Israel Museum attracts nearly one million visitors a year, approximately one-third of them tourists.[153] The 20 acre museum complex comprises several buildings featuring special exhibits and extensive collections of Judaica, archaeological findings, and Israeli and European art. The Dead Sea scrolls, discovered in the mid-twentieth century in the Qumran caves near the Dead Sea, are housed in the Museum's Shrine of the Book.[154] The Youth Wing, which mounts changing exhibits and runs an extensive art education program, is visited by 100,000 children a year. The museum has a large outdoor sculpture garden, and a scale-model of the Second Temple was recently moved from the Holyland Hotel to a new location on the museum grounds. The Rockefeller Museum, located in East Jerusalem, was the first archaeological museum in the Middle East. It was built in 1938 during the British Mandate. The Islamic Museum on the Temple Mount, established in 1923, houses many Islamic artifacts, from tiny kohl flasks and rare manuscripts to giant marble columns.

Yad Vashem, Israel's national memorial to the victims of the Holocaust, houses the world's largest library of Holocaust-related information, with an estimated 100,000 books and articles. The complex contains a state-of-the-art museum that explores the genocide of the Jews through exhibits that focus on the personal stories of individuals and families killed in the Holocaust and an art gallery featuring the work of artists who perished. Yad Vashem also commemorates the 1.5 million Jewish children murdered by the Nazis, and honors the Righteous among the Nations. The Museum on the Seam, which explores issues of coexistence through art is situated on the road dividing eastern and western Jerusalem.


The Two Witnesses

Revelation 11:1-14
1. I was given a reed like a measuring rod and was told, "Go and measure the temple of God and the altar, and count the worshipers there. 2. But exclude the outer court; do not measure it, because it has been given to the Gentiles. They will trample on the holy city for 42 months. 3. And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth." 4. These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. 5. If anyone tries to harm them, fire comes from their mouths and devours their enemies. This is how anyone who wants to harm them must die. 6. These men have power to shut up the sky so that it will not rain during the time they are prophesying; and they have power to turn the waters into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they want.
7. Now when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the Abyss will attack them, and overpower and kill them. 8. Their bodies will lie in the street of the great city, which is figuratively called Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified. 9. For three and a half days men from every people, tribe, language and nation will gaze on their bodies and refuse them burial. 10. The inhabitants of the earth will gloat over them and will celebrate by sending each other gifts, because these two prophets had tormented those who live on the earth.
11. But after the three and a half days a breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and terror struck those who saw them. 12. Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, "Come up here." And they went up to heaven in a cloud, while their enemies looked on. 13. At that very hour there was a severe earthquake and a tenth of the city collapsed. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the survivors were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.
14. The second woe has passed; the third woe is coming soon.

Question:- In Revelation 11, the Gentiles are given the power to trample the city of Jerusalem under foot for 42 months

This event has already happened. It started in Spring of AD 67 to September AD 70. that is exactly 42 months. It was the Roman seige of Jerusalem.

Question: Revelation 11:15 ...15The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign for ever and ever.”...

I was wondering where in the sequence of events this happens in Daniel's seventieth week. If it is in the middle of the week then how has "The kingdom of the world become the kingdom of our Lord" I always believed that the Kingdom of the world became Gods when Jesus returns. If this passage is talking about the return of Christ then is there scriptural evidence to support this...


We need to consider that Daniel 9:24 is seventy WEEKS (as it is written).

Dan 9:24-27 - "Seventy weeks" are decreed for your people and for your holy city: Then transgression will stop and sin will end, guilt will be expiated, Everlasting justice will be introduced, vision and prophecy ratified, and a most holy will be anointed. (25) Know and understand this: From the utterance of the word that Jerusalem was to be rebuilt With streets and trenches in time of affliction. (26) After the seventy-two weeks, all annointed shall be cut down, when he does not possess the city; and the people of a leader who will come shall destroy the sanctuary. Then the end shall come like a torrent, until the end there shall be war, the desolation that is decreed. (27) For one week he shall make a firm compact with the many, Half the week he shall abolish sacrifice and oblation; On the temple wing shall be the horrible abomination until the ruin that is decreed is poured out upon the horror."


All end time Biblical prophetic time frames are in actual (literal) time, in other words, a day is a day, a year is a year, an hour is an hour, as it is “written”

Daniel 9:24's Seventy WEEKS are just that – 70 weeks x 7 days per week = 490 DAYS.

The 490 (literal) DAYS will be fulfilled/completed at the Seventh Trumpet ascension (1 Thess.4:16-17).

1 Thessalonians 4:16

View commentary related to this passage

16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.

Seventy WEEKS (Dan.9:24) are determined upon thy people (within thy holy city, Jerusalem - Zech.14:2 )

Zech. 14:2
For I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem;
The city shall be taken,
The houses rifled,
And the women ravished.
Half of the city shall go into captivity,
But the remnant of the people shall not be cut off from the city.

AND upon thy holy city (Jerusalem), to finish the transgression (against the saints of the most High – Matt.24:9

Matt. 24: 9

9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.


21 “I was watching; and the same horn was making war against the saints, and prevailing against them,


25 He shall speak pompous words against the Most High,
Shall persecute
[a] the saints of the Most High,
And shall intend to change times and law.
Then the saints shall be given into his hand
For a time and times and half a time.


  1. Daniel 7:25 Literally wear out


24 His power shall be mighty, but not by his own power;
He shall destroy fearfully,
And shall prosper and thrive;
He shall destroy the mighty, and also the holy people.


17 And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.


  1. Revelation 12:17 NU-Text and M-Text omit Christ.


7 It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe,[a] tongue, and nation.


  1. Revelation 13:7 NU-Text and M-Text add and people.


15 He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.


6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets,
And You have given them blood to drink.
[a] it is their just due.”


  1. Revelation 16:6 NU-Text and M-Text omit For.


6 I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement.


6 And one said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, “How long shall the fulfillment of these wonders be?7 Then I heard the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand to heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever, that it shall be for a time, times, and half a time; and when the power of the holy people has been completely shattered, all these things shall be finished.


Comments by Dee:

Notice that the beast (Anti-Christ) in the book of Revelation is compared to a leopard, a bear and a lion. He will combine the ferocity and the characteristics of the three world powers that have proceeded him. The Greek empire struck like a leopard, the Media-Persian had the power of a bear, and the Babylonian Empire was known for its splendor. But all this power and authority is Given to him by the dragon, Satan, who will control his every move. Now when we compare this with the beast that Daniel saw in Daniel 7

1 The first was like a lion Verse 4

2 The second, like to a bear Verse 5

3 Like a leopard Verse 6

Compare what Daniel saw to what John saw - in order- first a leopard, then a bear, and finally a lion - just in the opposite order of what Daniel saw. Why is this? Daniel was looking ahead in time and John was looking back!

I find it interesting that I saw the bear first, two days ago and then the lion, though I've had many dreams about the lion over time and did a web page about it some times ago.


I can only wonder if I'll see the Leopard next.

I also find it interesting that the Lion is seen as part of the Anti-christ AND as Christ:

Christ is the conquering Lion (Rev: 5:5), KI of KIs. Four horsemen = aggression, violence, famine, bloodshed. Apocalypse: from a Greek word meaning ‘revelation’, made to a seer by God or by an angel acting in his name.

See my page on a dream about the "Third Fire" This page contains charts of comparisons between Daniel and Revelation

The most Holy (Dan.9:24) are the remnant (144,000) seen in the city at Revelation 11:13, below, giving glory to God just prior to the ascension.

Dan.9:24 Seventy WEEKS are determined upon thy people AND upon thy holy city, to FINISH THE TRANSGRESSION, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and TO SEAL UP THE VISION AND PROPHECY, and to anoint the most Holy.

Zech.14:2 For I will gather ALL NATIONS against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and HALF the city shall go forth into captivity, and THE RESIDUE OF THE PEOPLE SHALL NOT BE CUT OFF FROM THE CITY.

Re.11:13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.


Revelation 18

The Fall of Babylon the Great
1 After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory. 2 And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird! 3 For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury.”
4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. 5 For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. 6 Render to her just as she rendered to you,
and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her. 7 In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.’ 8 Therefore her plagues will come in one day—death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her.
The World Mourns Babylon’s Fall

9 “The kings of the earth who committed fornication and lived luxuriously with her will weep and lament for her, when they see the smoke of her burning, 10 standing at a distance for fear of her torment, saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour your judgment has come.’
11 “And the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her, for no one buys their merchandise anymore: 12 merchandise of gold and silver, precious stones and pearls, fine linen and purple, silk and scarlet, every kind of citron wood, every kind of object of ivory, every kind of object of most precious wood, bronze, iron, and marble; 13 and cinnamon and incense, fragrant oil and frankincense, wine and oil, fine flour and wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and bodies and souls of men. 14 The fruit that your soul longed for has gone from you, and all the things which are rich and splendid have gone from you, and you shall find them no more at all. 15 The merchants of these things, who became rich by her, will stand at a distance for fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, 16 and saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city that was clothed in fine linen, purple, and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls! 17 For in one hour such great riches came to nothing.’ Every shipmaster, all who travel by ship, sailors, and as many as trade on the sea, stood at a distance 18 and cried out when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, ‘What is like this great city?’
19 “They threw dust on their heads and cried out, weeping and wailing, and saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city, in which all who had ships on the sea became rich by her wealth! For in one hour she is made desolate.’
20 “Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you holy apostles and prophets, for God has avenged you on her!”
Finality of Babylon’s Fall

21 Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, “Thus with violence the great city Babylon shall be thrown down, and shall not be found anymore. 22 The sound of harpists, musicians, flutists, and trumpeters shall not be heard in you anymore. No craftsman of any craft shall be found in you anymore, and the sound of a millstone shall not be heard in you anymore. 23 The light of a lamp shall not shine in you anymore, and the voice of bridegroom and bride shall not be heard in you anymore. For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery all the nations were deceived. 24 And in her was found the blood of prophets and saints, and of all who were slain on the earth.”

Mathew 23: 34-35

34 Therefore, indeed, I send you prophets, wise men, and scribes: some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues and persecute from city to city, 35 that on you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar.


Rev. 17:4 (Jerusalem) the Harlot

4 The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication.


Exodus 28:5-6 - the ritual dress of the high priest - the colors that decorate the temple.

The Ephod

5 “They shall take the gold, blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and the fine linen, 6 and they shall make the ephod of gold, blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and fine woven linen, artistically worked.

Rev. 17:1-3 - the great harlot

The Scarlet Woman and the Scarlet Beast
1 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me,[a] “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, 2 with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.”
3 So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

Revelation 20:10
And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

Built by the Umayyad Caliph 'Abd el Malik in AD 691-692, it houses a rock which is believed by the Muslims to be the spot where prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven.

Around the octagonal structure is a long classical Arabic inscription that says that God has no begotten son, thus denying that Jesus is the Son of God:

South: In the name of God the Merciful, the Compassionate. There is no god but God alone, without partner. Say: He is God, One, God, the Everlasting, who has not begotten and has not been begotten. He is without equal. [Qur'an 112] Muhammad is God's messenger, may God bless him.

SouthWest: In the name of God the Merciful, the Compassionate. There is no god but God alone, without partner. Muhammad is God's messenger. God and His angels send blessings on the Prophet.

West: 0 you who believe, send blessings on him and salute him with all respect. [Qur'an 33:56] In the name of God the Merciful, the Compassionate. There is no god but God alone. Praise

NorthWest: to God who has not taken a son and who doesn't have any partner in dominion nor any protector out of humbleness. Magnify Him greatly. [Qur'an 17:111] Muhammad is God's messenger.

North: May God, His angels and His messengers bless him and God grant him peace and mercy. In the name of God the Merciful, the Compassionate. There is no god but God alone, without partner.

NorthEast: To Him belongs dominion and to Him belong praise. He gives life and He makes to die; He is powerful over all things. [conflation of Qur'an 64:1 and 57.2] Muhammad is God's messenger, may God bless him and accept his intercession on the day of resurrection for his community.

East: In the name of God the Merciful, the Compassionate. There is no god but God alone, without partner. Muhammad is God's messenger, may God bless him. There built this dome the servant of God

SouthEast: 'Ab[d al-Malik, commander] of believers, in the year seventy-two, may God accept [it] from him and be pleased with him. Amen. Lord of the worlds. Praise to God.


Another long inscription is found on the inside walls of the octagonal structure. It also denies Jesus as the Son of God, His resurrection as well as the Trinity:

South: In the name of God the Merciful, the Compassionate. There is no god but God alone, without partner. To Him belongs dominion and to Him belongs praise. He gives life and He makes to die; He is powerful over all things. [conflation of Qur'an 64:1 and 57:2] Muhammad is God's servant and His messenger.

SouthEast: God and His angels send blessings on the Prophet. 0 you who believe, send blessings on him and salute him with all respect. [Qur'an 33:56] May God bless him and grant him peace and mercy. 0 people of the book, do not go beyond the bounds in your religion,

East: nor say anything but the truth about God. The Messiah Jesus son of Mary, was only God's messenger, His word that He committed to Mary, and a spirit proceeding from Him. So believe in God and His messengers. Do not say 'three'. Refrain,

NorthEast: it is better for you. For God is one god. Glory he to Him -- that He should have a son! To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and in the earth. God suffices for a guardian [Qur’an 4:171]. The Messiah will not disdain to be

North: God's servant; nor will the angels who are stationed near to Him. Whoever disdains to serve him and waxes proud, He will muster them to Him, all of them. [Qur'an 4:172] 0 God, bless your messenger and servant, Jesus

NorthWest: son of Mary. Peace be upon him the day he was born, the day he dies, and the day he is raised up alive. That is Jesus son of Mary, in word of truth, about which they are doubting. It is not for God to take a son. Glory be to Him.

West: When He decrees a thing, he only says to it 'Be' and it is. God is my lord and your lord. So serve Him. This is a straight path. [Qur'an 19:34-36 paraphrased] God, His angels, and men possessed of knowledge and upholding justice bear witness that there is no god but He. There is no god but He

SouthWest: the all-mighty, the all-wise. The true religion with God is Islam. Those who were given the book did not dissent except after knowledge came to them, when they became envious of each other. Whoever disbelieves in God's-signs, God will swiftly call to account. [Qur'an 3:18-19].


Excerpted from:

Jerusalem lights to go out so Bush can enjoy sunrise

JERUSALEM (AFP) — Lights in the Old City of Jerusalem will be turned off before dawn this week so visiting US President George W. Bush can get a better view of the sun rising over its ancient walls.

Bush, who arrives in the Middle East on Wednesday for a visit lasting more than a week, had made a request to watch the sun rise over the Old City from his suite at the King David Hotel, a municipal spokesman said on Tuesday.

To make the scene more dramatic, the authorities have decided to turn off the lights illuminating the limestone walls before dawn on Thursday and Friday, the spokesman told reporters.

The gesture is just one of several that Bush's Israeli hosts will extend to the president of their main ally during his landmark three-day visit this week -- the first by a sitting US president to Israel and the Palestinian territories in nine years.

Awaiting Bush at his King David suite -- reportedly costing 2,600 dollars a night -- will be a white terry bathrobe embroidered with his name in gold, local media have reported.

Israeli television broadcast footage of the garment throughout the day on Tuesday.

And the main highway leading into Jerusalem from the west -- already plagued by traffic problems -- will be completely closed in one direction for an hour on Wednesday after Bush arrives to allow the unhindered passage of the convoy containing his hundreds-strong entourage.

6-28-08 - DREAM - I had this dream twice, the first time in a school, the second time in an office.

In the dream, in the school, we were older - more than kids, more like college age. It was the end of the school year, and we were all happy to be finished and getting ready to leave school. We were all in a celebratory mood.

All of a sudden, George Bush came into the room with a big smile on his face and grabbed me by the hand and pulled me with him out of the room.

Everyone's faces looked shocked and stunned. They all looked like they were asking themselves questions - like "Where is he taking her? Why did he choose her instead of me?

I didn't know the answers to those questions any more than they did. I was just as shocked.

George continued to pull me along with him outside - no secret service was tagging along.

He was running now and he pulled me with him as he ran up some green metal stairs two at a time. I could hardly keep up with him.

I saw that we were on a foot-bridge - the whole thing was painted bright green. It was a really high bridge and on the far end, the stairs down were very steep and thin so that we had to almost slide down - hanging onto the railing. It seemed that it would be almost impossible to climb those stairs back up once we reached the bottom even if we had wanted to.

We were now in what looked like a park with green grass and sparse half-grown trees.

I could see a river off to our right.

George was still pulling me with him and all of a sudden he stopped and a look of fear came over his face and he looked across the river to our right.

My eyes followed his eyes to see what he was looking at.

Someone across the river was lighting the bottom end of a rocket or missile which was about to take off across the sky in our direction.

Was it the fourth of July?








Why Study Bible Prophecy?

"And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe." John 14:29

"Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself." Luke 24:25-27

"Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets." Amos 3:7

"For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." 2 Peter 1:21

"We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:" 2 Peter 1:19

"The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to show unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand." Revelation 1:1-3

Some of the Prophecies that were fulfilled by Jesus' first advent
Born of a virgin: Isaiah 7:14 (Fulfillment Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 1:26-35)
Born in Bethlehem: Micah 5:1-2 (Fulfillment Matthew 2:1, Luke 2:4-7)
Preceded by Elijah: Malachi 4:5-6 (Fulfillment Matthew 11:13-14)
Preceded by a messenger: Malachi 3:1 (Fulfillment Luke 7:24-28)
Be anointed with the Spirit of God: Isaiah 11:2 Isaiah 61:1, Psalm 45:7 (Fulfillment Matthew 3:16)
Anointed on time: Daniel 9:25 (Fulfillment Mark 1:15, Luke 3:1-3)
Had a healing ministry: Isaiah 42:6-7 (Fulfillment Matthew 11:5)
Adored by children: Psalm 8:2 (Fulfillment Matthew 21:15-16)
Adored by great persons: Psalm 72:10-11 (Fulfillment Matthew 2:7-11)
Numbered with transgressors: Isaiah 53:12 (Fulfillment Luke 23:33)
Interceded for transgressors: Isaiah 53:12 (Fulfillment Luke 23:34)
20 Fulfilled Prophetic Signs Showing the Nearness of the Second Coming of Jesus
- The Glorious Hope One of the most solemn and yet most glorious truths revealed in the Bible (John 14:1-3)
- Sign #1 The Destruction of Jerusalem (Matthew 24:2, 16)
- Sign #2 A Great Persecution or Tribulation (Matthew 24:21)
- Sign #3 A Great Earthquake (Revelation 6:12)
- Sign #4 The Sun Turned into Darkness (Matthew 24:29)
- Sign #5 Moon Turned into Blood (Joel 2:31)
- Sign #6 The Stars Fall from Heaven (Matthew 24:29)
- Sign #7 Capital Labor Troubles (James 5:4)
- Sign #8 Wars and Commotions (Matthew 24:6)
- Sign #9 Unrest, Fear, and Upheaval (Luke 21:26)
- Sign #10 Increase of Knowledge (Daniel 12:4)
- Sign #11 Moral Degeneracy (2 Timothy 3:1)
- Sign #12 Increasing lawlessness, Bloody Crimes, and Violence (2 Timothy 3:13)
- Sign #13 Craze for Pleasure (2 Timothy 3:4)
- Sign #14 Disasters, Famines, and Disease (Matthew 24:7)
- Sign #15 A Last Day World Wide Warning Message (Matthew 24:14)
- Sign #16 A turning to Spiritualism (1 Timothy 4:1)
- Sign #17 Pride & Selfishness (2 Timothy 3:1-5, Proverbs 16:18)
- Sign #18 Drunkenness and Gluttony (Luke 17:28-30)
- Sign #19 Desecration of Marriage (Matthew 24:37)
- Sign #20 Scoffers & Religious Skeptics (2 Peter 3:3-7)
The Antichrist - (View a comparison of Daniel 7 and Revelation 13)
• The Antichrist comes after a falling away or apostasy. (2 Thessalonians 2:3)
- At times forbids marriage (1 Timothy 4:3)
- At times commands not to eat certain foods that God says are ok to eat. (1 Timothy 4:3-5)
- Has other teachings that are devilish (1 Timothy 4:1; Acts 8:20; 1 John 3:8, 4)
• The Antichrist is revealed before the second coming of Jesus. (2 Thessalonians 2:1-3)
• The Antichrist has a visible leader. (Acts 20:30; 2 Thessalonians 2:4; Daniel 7:8)
• The Antichrist comes from within the church. (Acts 20:30; 2 Thessalonians 2:4)
• and then takes up residence in the church (2 Thessalonians 2:4)
• The Antichrist rules for a long period of time. (Revelation 13:5, 12:6, 12:14; Daniel 7:25)
• The Antichrist receives its power from the Devil. (Revelation 13:2; Revelation 12:9)
The Antichrist blasphemes God. (Revelation 13:5-6; Daniel 7:8,20,25)
• The Antichrist tries to change God's law. (Daniel 7:25)
• The Antichrist persecutes the people who keep God's law. (Revelation 13:2, 12:17, 14:12; Daniel 7:21)
• The persecution diminishes prior to the end of the Antichrist's rule. (Matthew 24:22)
• The Antichrist's long rule comes to an end. (Revelation 13:3)
• The Antichrist again regains power and prestige. (Revelation 13:3)
• The Antichrist deceives people around the world into worshipping it. (Revelation 13:3)
• Another forces people to worship the Antichrist. (Revelation 13:11-12)
• Miracles are used to deceive people into worshipping the Antichrist. (Revelation 13:13-14)
• Some resist the authority of the Antichrist so economic sanctions are then used. (Revelation 13:16)
• Some people still resist and a death decree is brought against them. (Revelation 13:15)
• The Antichrist has a mark of authority that must be avoided at all costs. (Revelation 13:16-17, 14:9-10)
To learn what the Antichrist's mark of authority is please start our online Prophecy Lessons today.
Miscellaneous Bible Prophecy Questions and Answers
= Audio file (requires Windows Media player.)
Q/A Can we take the book of Revelation literally?
Q/A Is the Antichrist on earth now? (Start our free Bible Prophecy lessons today!)
Q/A Who are the great multitude in white robes in Revelation 7:9, 14?
Q/A Does Joel 2:28 pertain to Jews or USA?
Q/A Explain the meanings of the messages to the seven churches in Revelation.
Q/A Explain about the resurrection of saints described in Matthew 27:52-53.
Q/A When Jesus returns, will God the Father be with Him?
Q/A Is the 'abomination' the attempt to again sacrifice a red heifer?
Q/A How does the mark of the beast relate to buying and selling?
Q/A What do the references to stars in the Bible mean?
For more Bible questions and answers on a variety of topics please begin our free Bible Prophecy studies today!

WWIII Prophecies:


See all sites:



Is Temple Mount God's time bomb?
New book sees Jerusalem real estate as roadmap to future events

Posted: August 14, 2008
7:00 pm Eastern

© 2008 WorldNetDaily

Was the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem more than a place of worship?

Was it, indeed, a roadmap to future events – a kind of prophetic landmark whose significance is only now revealed through the development of satellite imagery?

That is the contention of an explosive new book, "Temple at the Center of Time: Newton's Bible Codex Deciphered and the Year 2012," by David Flynn, a book that has risen dramatically to No. 1 among unexplained mysteries, No. 1 in world history and 73 overall on

The book asserts it has "deciphered Isaac Newton’s greatest paradox: None other than 'the unified field theory' of Bible prophecy."

Sir Isaac Newton was not only a great thinker in physics, the book explains, but had extensive knowledge of the Scriptures with a special interest in prophecy. Newton believed there was a hidden code, a type of time-encrypted language. He believed the key to deciphering this code was the Temple of Solomon. He wrote extensively on the length measurements of the Temple and suggested it intersected time and dimension, serving as a prophetic and supernatural structure.

According to Flynn, although Newton never cracked this code, he was on the right track and was limited only by the lack of sophisticated satellite technology.

"The description of Jerusalem as a terrestrial center point, situated in the center of the world, is found in Philo's Legatio and Gaium," Flynn notes. "The world is like a human eyeball. The white of the eye is the ocean surrounding the world, the iris is this continent, the pupil is Jerusalem, and the image in the pupil is the Holy Temple."

To make his case, Flynn starts by illustrating what the reader soon learns is the first of numerous extraordinary time-distance anomalies.

The prisca sapentia framework of Newton suggests that the distance between the temple of Jerusalem and the capital city of any nation historically effecting the chronicles of Jerusalem would be supernaturally connected. This relationship would be significant with respect to units of time, expressing meaning in line with God's divine plan as recorded in the word of his prophets.

See for yourself the theories of Flynn's book:

Newton and Flynn point out how Ezekiel recorded the dimensions of the future temple in chapter 40 of his book, starting with the lengths of the temple gates, chambers, courts, walls and its exterior. After this, calibrations of weights and measure for the temple functions were given in detail. Finally, the distance of land outward from the temple was measured.

And he brought me thither, and, behold, [there was] a man, whose appearance [was] like the appearance of brass, with a line of flax in his hand, and a measuring reed; and he stood in the gate. (Ezekiel 40:3)

The measure of distance away from Jerusalem in this text implies a spiritual significance, says Flynn. A relationship between Jerusalem and the nations existed from the foundation of the temple, but was not completely perceived – and could not be fully known until the conventions of modern science.

For instance, if a measurement is made from the point of the temple of Jerusalem's foundation stone to the palace of Balthazar – the political center of Babylon and the exact location where the writing on the wall occurred – the distance should relate to the period in which Babylon most influenced Jerusalem.

Such a relationship exists and is the important distance of 539.86 statute miles.

What makes this measurement unusual is that Babylon, which played such a significant role in Hebrew antiquity, was measured and numbered in its relationship to Jewish history in Daniel chapter five during the famous handwriting on the wall. When the prophet interpreted the manifestation, he proclaimed in verses 25-28:

And this is the writing that was written: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN. This is the interpretation of the thing: MENE, God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it; TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting; PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.

That very night King Belshazzar was slain, and Darius the Mede became king.

Babylon fell to the Medes and Persians on the 16th day of Tishri of the Jewish calendar, which correlates to Oct. 12, 539 B.C. Curiously, the number 539 is also the distance in statute miles between the temple of Jerusalem's foundation stone to the palace of Balthazar, as confirmed by modern satellite measurement.

Does this give insight to the handwriting on the wall or the dating and measuring of Babylon's affairs in the history of Israel? Does this imply that Babylon's influence over Israel was supernaturally predated and measured, or foreknown? Or was this just a fascinating coincidence? As the first of such discoveries made by Flynn, he wondered the same thing.

So Flynn studied epic moments having to do with the sovereignty of Israel and the nations that played key roles in Hebrew and Jewish history. Over and over he found fascinating date-measurement anomalies connecting pivotal moments in time to the temple in Jerusalem. He went through annals, considering when acts by world leaders had influenced the development of the Jewish state. He continued to find more.

A case in point was the relationship between Napoleon Bonaparte and the Jews.

Napoleon had previously encountered the prophecies of the Old Testament in the Jewish community of Malta, which he liberated under French law in 1798. For hundreds of years, the Knights Hospitalier of Saint John of Jerusalem had oppressed the Jews by enslaving them and preventing open worship. One of Napoleon's first acts after banishing the Knights was to allow the Jews to build a synagogue, and the community of Jews on Malta welcomed Napoleon as a conqueror equal to Cyrus the Great. They believed their liberation by him was the fulfillment of the "king of the North" prophecy in Daniel 11.

This was followed on the first day of Passover, April 20, 1799, when Napoleon issued his proclamation of a Jewish state of Palestine. On May 22, 1799, the Paris newspaper, Moniteur Universel, announced: "Bonaparte has published a proclamation in which he invites all the Jews of Asia and Africa to gather under his flag in order to re-establish the ancient Jerusalem. He has already given arms to a great number, and their battalions threaten Aleppo."

Although the proclamation did not come to fruition, it increased a drive for Jews worldwide to pursue a sovereign state in Israel. Napoleon's ideas were also embraced by many who viewed them as a fulfillment of ancient prophecy, even some belonging to the Church of England.

This is important because Paris was named after the Paris, a Celtic people who settled on this central island in the 3rd century B.C. The city later spread outward from this point along the banks of the Seine River. This island is considered the birthplace of Paris and was the site of the city's earliest settlements. It was home to the French Kings from A.D. 400 to A.D. 1300. The royal palace and parliament were located on the western side of the island. Extending a measuring line from this historical center of Paris to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem shows the distance in nautical miles, 1,799.

The intriguing connection to Flynn's book is clear: Napoleon made a proclamation of historical importance to the Jewish nation in the year 1799, and perhaps not coincidently the distance from Paris to the Temple Mount in nautical miles corresponds perfectly at 1,799.

As findings like these stack up and the mathematical improbability of Flynn's disclosure increases, one of the most extraordinary parts of the book is unveiled when we learn how the year 1948 is marked by time-distance relations to the Temple location and several other mind-boggling dates and places, both past and future, which we will not divulge here. However, a peek into this section of the book finds discussion of how Britain was the nation that was "friendly to the Jews" and enabled them to return to Israel over 200 after Newton's death. The British defeated the Ottoman Turks and became administrators of the land of ancient Israel in 1917. Through mandate after World War I and World War II until 1948, London was the heart of the governing intellect over the region.

London's original location at its founding is an important point in establishing the exact value of time and distance between it and Jerusalem's Temple.

The Romans established Londinium in about A.D. 47. It was a civilian settlement built where the Thames became narrow enough for a bridge to be built across it but was still deep enough to admit large ocean vessels. In the 16th century, William Camden believed that the "London Stone" was a Roman milestone from which all distances were measured in the province. In the 17th century, Christopher Wren was able to observe the foundations of the London Stone underneath Cannon Street during the rebuilding of London after the Great Fire. With this information, it is possible to extend a measuring line from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem to the exact center of ancient London, and by fixing a point on the site of the temple mount, a measuring line extended over Jerusalem to the center of London produces 1,948.40 nautical miles.

Therefore, incredibly, recorded in the earth between the Temple Mount of Jerusalem and the historic center of London is what Flynn sees as the fulfillment of Newton's own prediction: Israel became a nation again May 14th, 1948, corresponding perfectly to a distance between the temple and London of 1948 nautical miles.

As the reader moves through Temple at the Center of Time, these time-length correlations accumulate quickly, including numerous ancient dates such as 1441 B.C. when the Exodus from Egypt occurred. It turns out is 1,441,000 feet from the Jerusalem Temple to the Great Pyramid in Giza. Flynn finds dozens of other key dates in the past through similar satellite mapping measurements including some related to the United States, Russia and Rome.

Before it is even officially released, Flynn's book is causing a sensation in some circles where it is being compared to "The Bible Code."

Special offers:

Bible comes alive: Entire New Testament on video!

'Are We Living in the Last Days?'

American Prophecies: What's next for us?

History of the World: Not the phony stuff you've been taught

Chart the world's history all the way back to Adam and Eve

DVD: The Forbidden Book: The History of the English Bible

Geneva Bible of 1599

King James Giant Print Reference Bible

Perfect gift! Compass that points to Jerusalem

Previous stories:

Israel adopts U.S. plan to split nation in 2

Old Testament proof! 'Royal seal' discovered

Blood moon eclipses: 2nd Coming in 2015?

'Deception': Christians war over worship day

Christmas in America becomes battleground

Flood of claims for 'Noah's Ark'

Real-life raiders hunt Ark of the Covenant

Pharaoh's chariots found in Red Sea?

Russia Looking to Send a Navy Fleet to Caribbean, Chavez Says

By Daniel Cancel

Aug. 17, 2008 (Bloomberg) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Russia has expressed interest in sending a naval fleet to the Caribbean. He said Venezuela would welcome the visit.

The naval fleet would come to Caribbean waters on a trip of ``friendship and work,'' Chavez said in comments on state television. Venezuela has bought Sukhoi fighter jets from Russia and is evaluating the purchase of submarines, Chavez said.

``We've been informed that the Russian government wants to visit Venezuela,'' Chavez said. ``They want a Russian fleet to come to the Caribbean. If they come, they'll be welcomed.''

Venezuela has spent billions of dollars in modernizing its armed forces in recent years, purchasing arms mainly from Russia. The South American country has also criticized the U.S.'s reactivation of the Navy's Fourth Fleet to patrol the Caribbean on anti-narcotics missions.

Chavez said he's interested in buying K-8 Chinese training jets after the U.S. stopped selling replacement parts for existing Venezuelan aircraft. He said he'll visit China in September.

Daniel Cancel in Caracas at .

Last Updated: August 17, 2008 17:05 EDT

Russia’s new nuclear challenge to Europe


August 17, 2008

Russian servicemen sit on top of an armoured vehicle in the Georgian town of Gori, about 80 km (50 miles) from Tbilisi

On-the-spot: new cold war hots up | Russia digs in | David Cameron: we must make Moscow pay | Ukraine torments Russia

Russia is considering arming its Baltic fleet with nuclear warheads for the first time since the cold war, senior military sources warned last night.

The move, in response to American plans for a missile defence shield in Europe, would heighten tensions raised by the advance of Russian forces to within 20 miles of Tbilisi, the Georgian capital, yesterday.

Under the Russian plans, nuclear warheads could be supplied to submarines, cruisers and fighter bombers of the Baltic fleet based in Kaliningrad, a Russian enclave between the European Union countries of Poland and Lithuania. A senior military source in Moscow said the fleet had suffered from underfunding since the collapse of communism. “That will change now,” said the source.

Related Links,7340,L-3583460,00.html


New Russian threat comes in response to war in Caucasus, US-Poland deal for missile defense shield in Europe. According to Sunday Times, nuclear warheads could be supplied to submarines, cruisers and fighter bombers of Russia's Baltic fleet based between Poland and Lithuania

Cold War warming up? Russia is considering arming its Baltic fleet with nuclear warheads for the first time since the cold war, the London-based Sunday Times has reported, quoting senior military sources.

The new Russian threat comes in response to the violent conflict in the Caucasus and a deal signed between the United States and Poland for a missile defense shield in Europe. Poland agreed on Thursday to host elements of a US global anti-missile system after Washington agreed to boost Warsaw's own air defenses.


US-Poland missile shield deal seen aimed at Russia / Reuters

Moscow's envoy to NATO says missile defense system will not be deployed against Iran but rather against his country

According to the report, under the Russian plans nuclear warheads could be supplied to submarines, cruisers and fighter bombers of the Baltic fleet based in Kaliningrad, a Russian enclave between Poland and Lithuania.

A senior military source in Moscow admitted that the fleet had suffered from underfunding since the collapse of communism, but told The Sunday Times that “that will change now."

"In view of America’s determination to set up a missile defense shield in Europe, the military is reviewing all its plans to give Washington an adequate response,” said the source.

'Russia's reaction is unfortunate'
According to the report, the proposal to bring back nuclear warheads was condemned by Kurt Volker, the US ambassador to Nato, who said he knew of the threat.

“It is really unfortunate that Russia chooses to react by putting nuclear warheads in different places – if indeed it does that – when the rest of the world is not looking at some kind of old-fashioned superpower conflict,” he said.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday that Washington's deal with Poland to shows the rocket shield is really directed against his country.

"This decision clearly demonstrates everything we have said recently," Medvedev said when asked about the agreement at a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

A top Russian general said Friday that Poland's agreement to accept a US missile interceptor base exposes the ex-communist nation to attack, possibly by nuclear weapons, the Interfax news agency reported.

The statement by General Anatoly Nogovitsyn was the strongest threat that Russia has issued against the plans to put missile defense elements in former Soviet satellite nations.

"Poland, by deploying (the system) is exposing itself to a strike — 100%," Nogovitsyn, the deputy chief of staff, was quoted as saying.

He added, in clear reference to the agreement, that Russia's military doctrine sanctions the use of nuclear weapons "against the allies of countries having nuclear weapons if they in some way help them." That would include elements of strategic deterrence systems, he said, according to Interfax.

Reuters and The Associated Press contributed to this report

Russia's Concept for Dominating Europe

by J. R. Nyquist

Weekly Column Published: 08.15.2008

M oscow’s blitzkrieg in Georgia is more than a military campaign. It is designed to empower Russia’s diplomatic strategy, which seeks to make the European Union (EU) the West’s chief representative in future negotiations with Russia. Quite naturally the Kremlin wants to escape the logic of U.S. and NATO policy, which is to contain Russia within her national borders. Meanwhile, the European Union is an entirely different animal: toothless, utopian and ready to please.

The Kremlin strategists believe that the United States is on the brink of a crippling dislocation. According to a July 29 Pravda article, an anonymous Russian diplomat revealed that the “Russian administration believes the United States may soon suffer from a serious political crisis.” The sequence begins with a financial crash, advances to political unrest and finally to the dissolution of American military power. As the Russian diplomat warned, “America is standing on the verge of a large-scale crisis of its own existence.”

Last month Russia’s ambassadors were called back to Moscow. On July 15 President Dmitry Medvedev spoke to them at the Foreign Ministry. “I would like to use this opportunity for an open and pragmatic conversation,” explained Medvedev to the assembled diplomats. “Russia is indeed stronger and able to assume greater responsibility for solving problems on a regional and global scale.” You see, the Cold War was not an American victory. Medvedev reminded his colleagues that they had “survived the Cold War.” And now Russia is prepared to establish “a new equilibrium.”

Medvedev’s speech was prescient: “the habit … of resorting to force … is increasing…. In such circumstances it is important to maintain restraint and to evaluate situations carefully.” When wars break out, it’s best to know what you’re fighting for; so Medvedev wanted his ambassadors to familiarize themselves with the party line before they headed back to their embassies. We should not worry about Cold War style confrontations, Medvedev lectured. “I am convinced that with the end of the Cold War the underlying reasons for most of the bloc politics and bloc discipline simply disappeared.” In other words, NATO is divided. And NATO’s violation of Yugoslavian sovereignty in 1999 now enables a devastating Russian response.

History ought to be remembered, said Medvedev. “We simply cannot accept the attempts taking place in individual countries to highlight the ‘civilizing, liberating mission’ of the fascists and their accomplices.” He was obliquely referring to anti-Communist patriots in Georgia, Ukraine and the Baltic States, and to the way they’d welcomed the German invaders in 1941. “Characteristically,” he continued, “it is those states that have such a passion for rewriting history and domestic and foreign policies that are at the same time the most zealous advocates of illegal acts, like the Kosovo precedent…. And those same states are the ones who have become ultra-nationalist in their policies, harassing national minorities and denying rights to the so-called ‘stateless’ citizens in their countries.”

Here was an obvious reference to Georgia, which was about to be invaded by Russian motorized and airborne divisions. “For us, this task is particularly important, since in many cases we are talking about abuses against Russians and Russian-speaking populations. And protecting and defending those rights is obviously one of our responsibilities.” And then, Medvedev explained Russia’s overall diplomatic strategy: “I have focused on these aspects because Europe today needs a positive rather than negative agenda.” In other words, the invasion of Georgia is not an end in itself. The real purpose of this operation, the Russian president hinted, was to highlight the dangerous obsolescence of NATO and Europe’s unrealistic expectations with regard to Russia. The old treaties will not keep the peace, he said, because they are unfair. Russia is a great power and deserves greater influence. “I’m absolutely convinced that this requires new approaches,” he explained. “That is why we proposed to conclude a new treaty on European security and to start this process at a European-wide summit.”

The invasion of Georgia now comes into focus. As President Medvedev noted, there are “flaws in the architecture of European security….” The Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE) agreement is unfair because it forbids Russia from positioning large tank armies in Europe. This sort of thing won’t do, said Medvedev. What we need is “a truly open and collective security system.” What Moscow must demand, in fact, is the reform of international institutions. The old Soviet republics must be reintegrated through a strengthening of the Commonwealth of Independent States. According to Medvedev, “A strategic partnership between Russia and the EU could act as the so-called cornerstone of a Greater Europe without dividing lines….”

The formula is simple. Expose NATO’s weakness. Welcome the European Union as a mediator and deplore the meaningless twaddle of a helpless U.S. president. The West is weak and the time has come to prepare a great harvest. It is not the 1940s, Tbilisi is not Berlin, and George Bush is not Harry Truman. A new era has dawned in which the Americans stand at the sidelines. “The United States strongly supports France’s efforts, as President of the European Union, to broker an agreement that will end this conflict,” said President Bush.

What a silly, silly statement. How many divisions does the EU have?

Today the European Union confronts Russia in the same way Neville Chamberlain confronted Hitler in 1938; being outwitted and tricked in the ceasefire negotiations, there is no possible outcome other than appeasement. The Russians insist that their troops be accepted as peacekeepers in Georgia. The French mediators allow this. And so, the stipulated withdrawal of combatants therefore does not apply to the Russian troops. Under this ceasefire agreement Moscow can claim – in a strictly legal sense – that Russian troops can stay in Georgia indefinitely. President Medvedev and Prime Minister Putin are laughing at the French while observing international law. Meanwhile, occupied Georgia is looted and burned; Georgian ships are sunk and the Georgian capital is strangled.

NATO has done nothing, even though NATO has promised to make Georgia a member of the alliance. NATO defers to the European Union. Bush also defers and sends his Secretary of State to Paris instead of Moscow. While all of Europe demanded a negotiated solution, only Poland and the Baltic States (along with Sweden and Denmark) denounced Russian military aggression. All of Europe should have denounced Russia with one voice. All of Europe should have eschewed “negotiations.” All of Europe should have demanded an immediate withdrawal of Russian forces from Georgia. All of Europe should have begun to mobilize troops and combat aircraft for the defense of Georgia. In that event, Russia would have retreated.

But the Kremlin knew, in advance, this wouldn’t happen. There is no “military confrontation” in Georgia. As President Medvedev said, “I am convinced that with the end of the Cold war … bloc discipline simply disappeared.”

The Russian president is right.

Copyright © 2008 Jeffrey R. Nyquist
Global Analysis Archive

contact information

Jeffrey R. Nyquist Email | Website

McCain's War: Playing With Nuclear Fire

by: Steve Weissman, t r u t h o u t | Perspective

John McCain. (Photo: Bill Pugliano / Getty Images)

John McCain calls the conflict in Georgia "the first probably serious crisis internationally since the end of the Cold War," and he is doing everything he can to make it his own, even at the cost of upstaging the shrinking President Bush. But the tragedy in Georgia also reveals the most embarrassing foreign policy blunder since - well, since the Bush administration decided to wage a preemptive war in Iraq. If deep thinkers in Washington insist on setting up a string of client states to encircle Russia, they should never let the puppets pull their own strings, as [Georgian President] Mikheil Saakashvili appears to have done when he sent his army into rebellious South Ossetia.

Certainly, the Russian bullies were just waiting to pounce on any provocation, but that is precisely the point. Never provoke unless you are prepared to respond, and don't leave the decision to "the help." Every day the crisis continues, Washington looks more foolish, huffing and puffing and mouthing demands that no one - least of all the Russians - take as anything but Cold War rhetoric. This could lead to dangerous miscalculations on all sides, yet no one in our dumbed-down imperium seems likely ever to be held to account.

Who let Saakashvili off the leash? Who in the White House, Pentagon or McCain campaign led him to believe that Washington would send in the cavalry to save him? And how is it in our national interest to build up the local armies, navies and air forces in Georgia, Ukraine and so many other countries along Russia's border?

As for the Georgians, the blunder has already brought them a terrible loss of life, limb and property, and they will almost certainly lose the breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. As with Kosovo, so much for the shibboleth of "territorial integrity." The excitable Saakashvili may also have scared neighboring Turkey and others in NATO whose backing he would need to join the alliance, though McCain's neoconservative backers at The Weekly Standard are suggesting that Washington help create an Eastern European Security Alliance, which could bring the entire region under the US nuclear umbrella.

The Bush administration also played with nuclear fire, rushing to announce that the United States had signed a controversial agreement to install anti-missile missiles in Poland, ostensibly to defend against "rogue nations" like Iran. Russian President Dmitri Medvedev responded by repeating that the missiles in Poland would target Russia, while the deputy chief of Russia's armed forces threatened Poland with nuclear annihilation. It truly is déjà vu all over again, but with one major difference. This time the Russians - and the Chinese - have good reason to fear the worst, as the authoritative American journal Foreign Affairs made clear in March 2006.

"Today, for the first time in almost 50 years, the United States stands on the verge of attaining nuclear primacy," wrote Keir A. Lieber and Daryl G. Press. "It will probably soon be possible for the United States to destroy the long-range nuclear arsenals of Russia or China with a first strike."

The authors document at length exactly how this happened. But, in brief, the story is this: Since the end of the Cold War, the United States has greatly augmented the strength and smarts of its nuclear arsenal, while the Russians have let theirs decline precipitously and the Chinese have moved to modernize theirs at a "glacial pace." I expect that America's heated verbal response to events in Georgia will encourage both Russia and China to try to catch up at whatever cost. But, for the foreseeable future, the Russians and Chinese can no longer count on nuclear deterrence through mutually assured destruction (MAD).

Is this good or bad? That depends on how one views American power. "Hawks, who believe that the United States is a benevolent force in the world, will welcome the new nuclear era because they trust that US dominance in both conventional and nuclear weapons will help deter aggression by other countries," write Lieber and Press. "But doves, who oppose using nuclear threats to coerce other states and fear an emboldened and unconstrained United States, will worry. Nuclear primacy might lure Washington into more aggressive behavior, they argue, especially when combined with US dominance in so many other dimensions of national power."

Though I have never much liked the labels, I fully share what the authors view as a dovish fear, especially now that Bush and McCain have embraced the right to wage preemptive war. I also suspect that the new nuclear reality played a role in creating the current tragedy in Georgia. Without the testosterone of nuclear dominance, Washington would have paid far greater heed to Russian fears of encirclement, and might have been less reckless in encouraging a hotheaded ultranationalist like Saakashvili.

Russia, on the other hand, has made its move in an area where America's nuclear superiority counts far less than our current lack of conventional forces and international legitimacy. As they have so often in the past, the Russians are playing from weakness, not from strength, which opens the door for a fundamental rethinking. Should the United States and its NATO allies increase military pressure on the Russians, as now seems likely? Or, would it make more sense to work with the Russians to demilitarize their borderlands and keep the area from becoming a tripwire for unending confrontation with all the risk of a nuclear miscalculation?

I know McCain's answer. I would like to hear Obama's.


    The 1111 date will be the beginning of WWIII. I am not the only person that has been seeing the 1111 as you well know. I wonder if others have come to the . ...



    In these, the Templars riding with their red cross were the keepers of the ... The present Knights Templar of Scotland possess a jeweled communion cup of ...

    This name is reminiscent of the monastic knightly Order of the Templars, and in fact, because of many diverse correspondences, a connection between the two ...

    Jaques de Molay had been burned at the stake and Templars' were being arrested ... After King James II of England was overthrown, the Templar and the Masons ...

    Templars. THE PINK SWASTIKA. GENERAL CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS - 1900 - 1929. ... Templars and the Grail Role of the Knights Templars in the Grail Legend. ...

    The Manna Miracle, the Holy Grail, the Knight Templars and the Mystery of Oak . ..... The subjects cover crop circles, the Holy Grail, the Knights Templar, ...
  1. Thoth Identity

    John Martinus was to become the first Templar, from whence the Knights Templar descended. Actually, there were Templars of a sort as far back as Lemuria, ...
  2. The Symbolism and Spiritual Significance of the Number Three

    ... and coat of arms of the Templars. It can be seen on the blades of the famous Caucasian swords called "Gurda" and on the swords of Japanese nobility. ...

    - 3 visits - Apr 6
    1776 is also related to the Masons and Templars, and actually is double 888 which represents Jesus using Greek alphanumerics. ...

    Known as the Knights Hospitalers, the order became, with Knights Templars, one of the most important military-political orders in the Holy Land. ...

    This secret order, still active today, founded the Knights Templar and has .... There is also a fascinating history of the Knights Templars of Jerusalem. ...

    Templars, Illuminati + the Fraternitas Saturni · Mind Control, the Illuminati and the JFK Assassination · Illuminati - 666 · Illuminati News ...

    The Crackdown on "Terrorism" and the Internet, United Nations [UN] · The Order Of The Solar Temple · The Knights Templars. ...

    A Templar-related story illustrates the point. It is said that you are born a camel. You get down on your knees, and a load is placed upon you (conditioned ...

    The Crackdown on "Terrorism" and the Internet, United Nations [UN] · The Order Of The Solar Temple · The Knights Templars. The coming Global Food Shortage . ...

    The legendary god of the Knights Templar , it has it's roots in symbolic ability to visually ...... Ordo Templi Orientis - The Order of Oriental Templars ...

    6-9-98 - VISION - I saw a web page that had links to TEMPLARS to move around. 6-9-98 - DREAM - I and several other people were going ...

    - 2 visits - Apr 13
    The *true* Knights Templar (not to be confused with impostors) are sworn to protect the Merovingian blood -- i.e., that of the *true* royals, ...

    That is why the intelligent disciples of Zoroaster, as well as, after them, the Gnostics, the Manicheans and the Templars have admitted, as the only logical

    - 2 visits - Apr 6
    Together they form an X which is the sign of the Templars, which was about the Holy Grail. Then it seemed like the side of the barn turned into a movie ...
    1. THE 21

      The Templars have long postulated that the Holy Grail is actually Mary Magdalene herself. She is the vessel that carried the blood of Christ in the form of ...

      ... direct influence and guidance of the New Age Movement. ... THE NEW WORLD ORDER -WHAT IS IT? ... Templars. ... - ...

      Mysteries of the Templars · Do Feemasons Worship Lucifer (Satan)? The Masonic/Templar Connection · My Favorite Links · Little Black Book of Conspiracies ...

      Persecution of the Templars by the Church. NOTE: While doing research for this page, I came across other symbols which my dreams have indicated recently, ...

      - 2 visits - Aug 1
      Templars and the Grail Role of the Knights Templars in the Grail Legend. Hitler and the Grail Bloodline The Lance, the Swastika, and the Merovingians . ...
    2. The American Tragedy: A Symbolic Event, Part One

      This study links Lewis Carrol's work to Rennes Chateau, the Templars, ...... The area of Kassel has a history linked with the Knight Templars, ...
    1. Revelation 19 - War of Armegeddon

      Wolfram's Grail was guarded by Templars who wore white surcoats with red crosses and, at that precise time, the Temple Order in Languedoc had been ...

      NOTE: I discovered that my Knights Templar page wasn't finished either when I turned on my computer. They use a red Teutonic cross. ...
    3. Reptilians - The Connection to Dulce - by Branton

      The Satanists, she remembers, were dressed in robes and a number wore masks, including the face of a goat or Baphomet, the deity the Templars were accused ...

      Isis Unveiled - by Blavatsky - pages 378 thru 404 Persecution of the Templars by the Church. ... ...



JAN, FEB, MAR, APR  2012